Coalition Partner holds 7th Annual Fresh Food Day for Low-Income Neighbors

Ascension fresh food day 2017(Dabney)

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Episcopal Church of the Ascension had an extremely successful Fresh Food Day 2017 this past Saturday, October 7th. This was the church’s 7th annual outreach event for neighbors living in lower income apartment homes along Whitehurst Road and the surrounding community. Over 350 adults and children attended the event.

The coordinators of this special day include Dabney Dwyer, Ascension Outbound, Jill Goad, Feed Lake Highlands and Diana Baker, Kids-U. The goal is to partner with multiple organizations and nonprofits to provide FREE fun educational activities focusing on healthy eating and lifestyle.

Some of the groups and organizations involved included, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Feed Lake Highlands, Kids-U, Moss Have Beta Club, Richland College, Breast Bridge Network, Baylor Diabetes Health and Wellness, Junior League, Children’s Health and the Dallas Water Department.

In particular, a special thanks and recognition goes to PepsiCo and Sharing Life Community Outreach for the donation of over 1000 lbs. of produce! Participants were able to take home large amounts of various produce to include apples, bananas, potatoes, peppers and carrots! In addition, Equal Heart in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture provided 200 prepared take home meals for all children participants. Healthy snack bags where also provided to all by Moss Haven Elementary Beta Club and Feed Lake Highlands.

This piece was written and contributed to the blog by Dabney Dwyer, Community Outreach Liaison for the Episcopal Church of the Ascension