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.