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UnitedHealthcare bringing fresh food to desert areas

JACKSON, Miss.- The United Healthcare Community Plan of Mississippi has partnered with Alcorn State University Extension Program to get farm-fresh food on tables across the state. 

Mississippi is 49th in the nation for overall health and 35% of the states adults are considered obese as of 2015.

The food will go to residents in food deserts across Mississippi.

Here is a list of those locations:

  • Desoto County
    Thursday, July 21, 1-3pm
    Southhaven (Brown Missionary Baptist Church- Annex)
    742 Stateline Road, Southaven Miss. 38671
  • Jackson County
    Tuesday, July 26, 1-3pm
    Moss Point (Coastal Family Health)
    4770 Amoco Drive
    Moss Point, Miss, 39563
  • Madison County
    Wednesday, July 27, 10am-noon
    Canton (GA Carmichael)
    1668 W Peace Street
    Canton, Miss, 39046
  • Warren County
    Thursday, July 28, 4-6pm
    Vicksburg (Shape-Up Sisters)
    3215 Plaza Drive
    Vicksburg Miss, 39180

The Farm to Fork program was designed to address the issue of getting healthy affordable food on families plates. Eating healthy can lower your risk of obesity, heart disease, and certain cancers.

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