Cell Market to distribute meals to needy at Franciscan Well being Hospital in Crown Level | Well being Care

CROWN POINT — Individuals and households in want can get recent, wholesome meals at an…

CROWN POINT — Individuals and households in want can get recent, wholesome meals at an upcoming Cell Market.

Franciscan Well being and the Meals Financial institution of Northwest Indiana will convey a Cell Market to Franciscan Well being Crown Level at 1201 S. Most important St. in Crown Level from 3 to five p.m. April 14.

The Franciscan Well being program usually brings the market to its downtown Hammond hospital. It’s a part of an ongoing effort to battle meals insecurity.

“Supplied in partnership with Meals Financial institution of Northwest Indiana, every cell market truck affords contributors a number of free grains, fruits, greens and protein,” Franciscan Well being stated in a press launch. “Meals might be distributed on a first-come, first-served foundation till provides are gone. Recipients should present legitimate proof of Indiana residency.”

It’s drive-thru solely. Persons are requested to not present up earlier than 2:30 p.m.

Franciscan Well being is seeking to sort out meals insecurity that’s been traced to developmental delays in kids and extra continual sickness in adults. It impacts roughly 17% of households with kids and 13% with out kids in Lake County.

It’s estimated about 43,000 youngsters in Lake County faculties get free or reduced-cost lunches.

“An identical present problem not too long ago raised $100,000 for the Franciscan Well being Basis to increase its meals insecurity effort,” Franciscan Well being stated in a press launch. “Later this yr, Franciscan Well being plans to create a ‘Wholesome Meals Bodega’ at Franciscan Well being Hammond. Licensed by means of the Meals Financial institution of Northwest Indiana, this wholesome meals pantry will present each meals and schooling, emphasizing the significance of a nutritious diet.”

To donate, name the Franciscan Well being Basis at (219) 661-3401 or go to FranciscanHealthFoundation.org.

For extra info, go to foodbanknwi.org.

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