HEALTHY HEARTS PLUS II
Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 12-19-21
Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Workshop: Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies
Location: Calhoun Center – COVID 96 Foods as Prescription RX & Delivery
Attendance: 188 persons served – 79 families served – 14 pregnant, 30 breastfeeding moms, 15 fathers, 58 babies & toddlers, 10 children, 1 staff 2 drivers
Race Breakdown: 19 Black; 54 families in need; 6 transients
Deliveries: 19 families delivered by CAHN Transportation
Food Poundage: 1449 pounds of food; 18.34 lbs. of food per family
Nutrition Info: High Fiber fruits
New Mothers: 2
Home Deliveries: 19 by CAHN
Home Deliveries: 60 by other means
Total Deliveries: 79
Food sovereignty: 19 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.
We had our virtual sister circle this week and welcomed 2 new moms to the sister circle as well as 2 new babies were born. One of our new moms is pregnant with a 3-year-old little girl and she is homeless, however after becoming a part of our sister circle, she now has a roof over head as a result of meeting one of our moms who was once homeless as well. She has provided shelter for her and her little girl while she secures her own place to live. This is a wonderful display of how the sister circle supports each other.
Our session was about the various breastfeeding techniques as well as the issues that can occur with breastfeeding and how to overcome it. Building strong mothers and women is part of our approach to creating strong families and strong communities. We continue to connect with our families daily to ensure that their needs are met and meet in our virtual sister circle centering group regularly.
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.