Families Served For The Week Ending on 6-19-22


Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 6-19-22

Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II

Monday, June 13, 2022

Workshop:                       Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies 

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

Attendance:                    158 persons served – 71 families served – 15 pregnant, 19  breastfeeding moms, 7 fathers, 36 babies & toddlers, 11 children, 1 staff 2 drivers

Race Breakdown:           17 Black; 50 families in need; 3 transients

Deliveries:                        17 families delivered by CAHN Transportation

Food Poundage:             1,301 pounds of food; 18.32lbs. of food per family

Nutrition Info:                The importance of protein

New Mothers:                 1

Diapers:                           0

Home Deliveries:           16 by CAHN

Home Deliveries:           55 by other means

Total Deliveries:             71

Food sovereignty:         17 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 welcomed our moms to our sister circle. We  welcomed back one of our mothers who recently delivered her  new baby girl. She shared her birthing story and breastfeeding  experience with the sister circle. Our mental health facilitator,  Dr. Jackson and our doula/student midwife, Ms. Finley facilitated conversations on how best to manage stress during  pregnancy and breastfeeding support.  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.