According to the USDA, the prevalence of adult chronic conditions in food-insecure households are found to be 18 percent higher than those in food-secure households.Unhealthy diets and increased malnutrition are among the top ten risk factors that contribute to the global burden of disease, and one in three individuals is considered to be affected by at least one form of malnutrition that includes hunger, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity, and diet-related non-communicable disease (NCD). Malnutrition, as a consequence of food insecurity and poverty, negatively affects people’s productive abilities to work, learn, and develop as well as lead to chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and can often lead to premature death. Furthermore, food-insecure individuals and families are also more likely to suffer from psychological and behavioral health issues. Recently, unhealthy diets and malnutrition have been proven to alter the so-called intestinal microbiota. Our microbiota is made up of a large variety of microorganisms that inhabit our intestine and is a crucial component in maintaining our health. The reduction and impoverishment of the microbiota alter the capability of transforming the nutrients and nondigestible dietary components that we introduce with our diet, leading to clear effects on individual health. By increasing access to fresh, nutritious produce in communities in need, The Farmlink Project is working to combat these negative health effects of food insecurity.