- Healthy Literacy Classes Sponsored By Florida Blue
- FDIC Money Smart Classes Provided by Regions Bank
- Diabetes Prevention Classes Sponsored By Florida Dept. of Health
- In-House Work Experience Internship
- Seasonal Flu Shots
- GED Referral Program
- ACCESS Site
- Job Search and Placement
Healthy Literacy Classes Sponsored By Florida Blue
Healthy Literacy Classes helps clients become more proficient with the English language while teaching basic nutrition and health topics. The focus is to help students acquire the knowledge, literary sills and resources that will help them navigate the medical system and make informed health decision. An ESOL instructor with a health/nutrition background teachs the class. Currently, the class meet once a week for two hours for eight weeks. Attendees will receive interactive instruction on how to make the best food, nutrition and health care choices. Instruction is provided with the ESOL student in mind. All handouts are offered in English and Spanish. This is a free class offered at the United Food Bank Alsobrook Location.
FDIC Money Smart Classes
Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships and is directly in-line with the Vision of the United Food Bank. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage their finances, and these changes are sustainable in the months after the training.
Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities. The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their financial health and well being. In addition to these benefits, if a client attends a class, they will receive a voucher for 40 lbs of food. This will allow those families to secure additional food in short-term situations and/or for those families who have exhausted the 3 times/year limit.
The Money Smart program will be offered to our clients free of charge. Clients can register the same day of the class by coming to our office at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 11:00 a.m. when the class will start. Classes are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Money Smart is a monthly class provided by Regions Bank at the United Food Bank which gives our clients the opportunity to learn basic financial management.
- Re-Establishing a Relationship with the Bank
- Credit Recovery
- Identity Theft