Families Served For The Week Ending on 10-16-22


Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 10-16-22

Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Workshop:                       Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies 

Location:                         Calhoun Center – COVID 96 Foods as Prescription RX & Delivery

Attendance:                    160 persons served – 69 families served – 16 pregnant, 17  breastfeeding moms, 5 fathers, 33 babies & toddlers, 18 children, 1 staff 2 drivers

Race Breakdown:           16 Black; 50 families in need; 3 transients

Deliveries:                        16 families delivered by CAHN Transportation

Food Poundage:              1,329 pounds of food; 8.3lbs. of food per family

Nutrition Info:                  Determining portion size

New Mothers:                 1

Diapers:                           3 packs

Home Deliveries:           16 by CAHN

Home Deliveries:           53 by other means

Total Deliveries:             69

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 is medicine bags were delivered to our pregnant, postpartum 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 and we welcomed 3  new mothers to the centering group. This week our focus was on mental health and our facilitator Dr. Cee Cee’s subject was  about signs that parents should look for in their child’s development and behavior. Our grand doula discussed the role  of a doula and how she can support expectant mothers prenatally, during delivery and postpartum. Mothers were engaged in the conversation, and they had questions for each facilitator.  

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.