Our Issues

Mainstreet Market is involved in community, state and U.S. issues including:

Working in the community, delivering foods that can be a part of healthy nutritious meal program, Mainstreet Market offers new measures (home food delivery) to curtail the problem of obesity in our population, lack of access to transportation leading to a sub-standard diet, and solutions to the necessity of providing meals while using limited resources including the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Program) cards.

Mainstreet Market is working with others in forestalling the impending explosion of obesity related and the potential for poor food choice related diabetes and heart disease -- and the financial toll associated with them -- and through home delivery, creating healthy options for adults to offer nutritious meals to their families, and through partnering with brands and their parent companies to grow such programs. By providing food delivery and the potential for healthy meal options, we hope to assist in addressing adult and childhood eating behaviors that lead to those diseases.

Obesity

Obesity and Working to Make Communities Healthier
Obesity in the U.S. is a top issue in the US with no one answer to its solution. However, working together we can make communities healthier. Over two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese; 68% of all adults, 64.1% of women and 72.3% of men (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Childhood obesity is increasingly a state that our children face.

Between 16 and 33% of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. (American Academy of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry)

It is the goal of Mainstreet Market to promote access to a variety of foods that can become the basis for a healthy diet, and partnering with others to promote growth in food access, education and healthy nutrition. Rather than eliminate snack and treat options, It is also a goal of Mainstreet Market to provide limited access to branded snack, treat and beverage options that can be a part of a balanced diet when used in moderation and not to the exclusion of a healthy diet.

Food Deserts

Mainstreet Market home food delivery service, serves a population that is often without a vehicle or in areas relatively inaccessible (to close supermarkets), known as food deserts, and therefore this population may be more reliant on options that preclude home-cooking or healthy meal planning.

Mainstreet Market aims to be a responsible, reliable home delivery service that provides value in its branded products and an affordable part of a healthy nutrition program for recipients of SNAP (USDA Supplemental Nutrition Program) and others in underserved population areas.