Prescription Produce Program
A USDA grant funded program, this program seeks increased access to healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the improved health strategy for low-income, food insecure patients. In partnership with SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau, PPP seeks to address chronic health issues through improved diet. The program will monitor changes in the participant’s vital statistics such as BMI, blood pressure and A1C. Participants must be referred to the program through SoutheastHEALTH and qualify to receive a fresh produce box every two weeks (two per month). Participants must participate in a health study as part of the program and agree to share basic health information to support research of the program.
Where: SEMO Food Bank Jackson Location, 4536 E. Jackson Blvd. Jackson, MO 63755
Contacts: Robin Kurtz, Health Programs Coordinator
Program management: Zach Buckler, Grants and Foundation Manager
Post-Survey: In development