Families Served For The Week Ending on 11-20-22


Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 11-20-22

Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Workshop:                       Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies 

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

Attendance:                    161 persons served – 69 families served – 17 pregnant, 14  breastfeeding moms, 6 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:              1,614 pounds of food; 10.02 lbs. of food per family

Nutrition Info:              Carbohydrates

New Mothers:                 0

Diapers:                           15

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 with our grand doula  and mental health provider. The subject was mental wellness during the holidays and safe sleep techniques for babies. We welcomed back one of our moms who delivered her baby. She  shared her birthing experience as she delivered a 9lb 4 oz. baby  boy. Both mom and baby are doing well. All participants were  engaged in the conversation as information was share and received by all. 

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.