The program just launched, and already 56 adults with conditions including heart disease, diabetes, depression, and hypertension have enrolled. They can pick from a healthy array of fresh, locally grown produce at any one of Mill City Grows’ mobile markets, including one parked outside of the Health Center every Tuesday from 10 am to 12pm.
With funding through our Wellforce Care Plan ACO, the program is free to participants and can be combined with SNAP and WIC benefits.
“A lot of people want to pick their own food and tailor their meals to what they, culturally, prefer,” notes Rebecca Williams, RN, Director of Integrated Care and Case Management at Lowell CHC. “And although the program is aimed at adults, they bring the food home to their families, so everyone benefits.”
Williams expects the program with Mill City Grows to expand throughout the summer. The Health Center will continue to offer medically tailored meals year round to eligible patients with certain chronic conditions through our partnership with Community Servings.
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