Local group works to improve access to healthy foods this summer

The local group says that the Hunts Point Produce Market stepped in to make this a reality.

Noelle Lilley and Adolfo Carrion

May 30, 2024, 2:32 AM

Updated 15 days ago

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Nutritious options to feed your family can add up, but the Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is working to ease the burden on your wallet.
Over 80 bags of groceries were given Wednesday on West Burnside Avenue. This summer, the health center is focusing on preventative care and stopping illness by helping community members establish healthier diets.
“We will diagnose, we will prescribe medications. And we do understand and appreciate that there's a time and place for that. But how about if we try to prevent them from getting sick?” said the director of MHHC.
The health center says that the Hunts Point Produce Market stepped in to make this a reality. Families can learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget – which is of high importance, as state reports show the Bronx has the highest percentage of food-insecure adults.
The Morris Heights Health Center says they’ll have more opportunities like this every last Wednesday through October.


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