Families Served For The Week Ending on 3-20-22


Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 3-20-22

Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Workshop:                      Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies 

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

Attendance:                   160 persons served – 66 families served – 10 pregnant, 23    breastfeeding moms, 8 fathers, 39 babies & toddlers, 10 children, 1 staff 2 drivers

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

Deliveries:                       16 families delivered by CAHN Transportation

Food Poundage:             1,187 pounds of food; 17.9 lbs. of food per family

Nutrition Info:                 Healthy food plate

New Mothers:                 2

Diapers:                           0

Home Deliveries:           16 by CAHN

Home Deliveries:           50 by other means

Total Deliveries:             66

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. Although, breastfeeding can be a challenge for our moms who may have been exposed to or experience COVID or they may have stopped breastfeeding for fear of passing COVID to their babies, below is a link that provides valuable information regarding COVID19 antibodies found in breastmilk. Take a look:


This week was our virtual centering sister circle. We welcomed 2 new mothers to the circle. Both are expecting babies in late spring and late summer. We are so happy that they have become a part of this sacred space. Today was self-care in our “Matters of the Heart” series and Dr. Jackson was with us once again to provide her expertise on all things involving mental and emotion well-being. 

Food is Medicine bags were delivered to all our families in the program. Bags were filled with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean sources of proteins and whole grains. 

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.