Many low-income families are often faced with Food Insecurities as wages and supplemental supports do not cover all basic needs. Often, families must choose which bills will go unpaid just to be able to meet basic nutritional needs, which can hinder work productivity due to poor employee health.
Employers should consider offering incentives to staff such as gift cards or meals from the on-site food establishment for those who maintain good work attendance or meet other work goals. In addition, occasionally offering catered meals assists with maintaining proper nutrition, as well as increasing employee morale. Finally, the availability of healthy snack options onsite can also contribute to maintaining a healthy environment for staff.