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 area health partners 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.
Pick up Schedule:
Produce boxes may be picked on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.
- Sikeston area pickups from Good Neighbor Pantry (813 Davis Blvd. Sikeston, MO 63801), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Jackson area pickups from SEMO Food Bank Jackson location (4536 E. Jackson Blvd. Jackson, MO 63755) from 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.
Contact: Kaysie Hotop, Health Programs Specialist
Post-Survey: In development