HEALTHY HEARTS PLUS II
Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 1-2-22
Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Workshop: Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies
Location: Calhoun Center – COVID 96 Foods as Prescription RX & Delivery
Attendance: 199 persons served – 76 families served – 13 pregnant, 30 breastfeeding moms, 12 fathers, 58 babies & toddlers, 10 children, 1 staff 2 drivers
Race Breakdown: 16 Black; 54 families in need; 6 transients
Deliveries: 16 families delivered by CAHN Transportation
Food Poundage: 1,211 pounds of food; 15.93 lbs. of food per family
Nutrition Info: Detoxing the body with food
New Mothers: 0
Home Deliveries: 16 by CAHN
Home Deliveries: 60 by other means
Total Deliveries: 76
Food sovereignty: 16 foods as prescription bags were delivered to our Pregnant, New Moms and Breastfeeding families during COVID19.
Topic: We would like to begin our weekly report each week with appreciation to Mr. Tracy Causey and the Capital Area Health Network transportation team for their show of support and collective solidarity as food as prescription bags were delivered to our pregnant, new baby delivered moms and breastfeeding mothers. During this time of social distancing and isolation and in compliance with the CDC guidelines, we will make home deliveries to our families so that they will have the necessary nutritious foods utilizing food as medicine. Our staff and drivers continue to follow the state mandated 6 feet distance so that they maintain a safe distance from our families while they provide this essential service.
This week we had our virtual sister circle in our final virtual centering group for 2021. We had a lively discussion regarding breastfeeding milk supply and how to know when your baby is full. Food is Medicine bags were delivered to each of our families on Tuesday. We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve over 7000 families with over 125,000 lbs. of food in 2021. This includes all our food is medicine deliveries as well as our mobile food pantries and the communities we serve in Richmond and vicinity. We look forward to continuing to serve in 2022.
You can find more information on our programs on Facebook and Instagram. On behalf of Dr. Alice Freeman, the entire staff of Healthy Hearts Plus II and the families we serve, we say, “Thank You” for your unselfish love and act of kindness. We pray blessings of good health, peace of mind and total wellness for each of you. Please continue to be safe and well.
Session Needs: None currently.
Conclusion: Care packages consisting of food items and other essentials were distributed to each participant.