Fresh RX - Fresh Food Program for Expecting Moms on Medicaid
From the beginning, Community Farmers Market has been committed to finding solutions to provide a better food system for low-income households. This desire was inspired by a special interest in moms-to-be and breastfeeding mothers. Pregnancy is a time in a mother's life that is more likely to successfully introduce fresh food options. Expecting moms on Medicaid in Bowling Green, Kentucky will soon be provided a new fresh food program. Not only will this program increase consumption of fruits and vegetables for 30 households, it will support local farmers and provide necessary data for Medicaid providers in the area. The goal is for this program to expand to other Medicaid participants and eventually be provided through all insurance companies. Food is medicine. when we all work together to make it a priority, lives can be changed and saved.
FRESH RX for MOMS
Pregnant women who are also on Medicaid, regularly visiting a doctor and/or certified nurse midwife, willing to participate in the FRESH Rx program through November 24, 2018.
The deadline to apply is July 7th!!
A commitment from the farmers at Community Farmers Market to better serve our community through better food access and a program to help Moms-to-be on Medicaid eat more fresh, local fruits and veggies.
Program participants will receive up to $420 in market tokens ($20 each week) to be spent on fresh food through November 24, 2018. Participants will receive a welcome gift on Saturday, July 7th, after completing a brief intake form. (All information will be kept confidential.) Four additional gifts will be offered in exchange for short surveys, taken once a month.
July 7, 2018 – November 24, 2018. Be sure to sign up on or before July 7th!!
Community Farmers Market
- 2319 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (Near the WKU Knicely Center)
- Market Hours: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm and Tuesday, 2pm - 6pm.
- Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is so important to have your support by promoting this new program for moms-to-be on Medicaid. The hope is to have a minimum of 30 expecting mothers signed up and consistently redeeming benefits through the program. Your referrals will help this program be successful.
Click HERE to download a PDF of the flyer shown below.