PSNNC youth working in our parks and city! Support jobs for Worcester city youth!
Congressman Jim McGovern to Tour Community Harvest Project and Host “Food is Medicine” Roundtable
Event to Highlight The Farm to Health Center Initiative’s Work to Reduce Hunger by Strengthening Community Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
This Saturday, June 13
at 12:30 p.m. …
Congressman Jim McGovern will join local leaders to tour the Community Harvest Project (CHP) in Grafton
He will also host a roundtable on The Farm to Health Center Initiative (FHCI)
… and its work to reduce hunger and enhance positive medical outcomes for low-income families in Central Massachusetts.
The Farm to Health Center Initiative is a collaboration between CHP, UMass Medical School (UMMS) students, and Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW) physicians.
The project is aimed at reducing rates of food insecurity by increasing patient access to and consumption of fresh produce.
At a time when House Republicans are assaulting the food safety net, Congressman McGovern and House Democrats are working to ensure that no child is hungry, that seniors aren’t choosing between food and medicine, and that struggling families can put food on their tables.
The Community Harvest Project, in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Family Health Center of Worcester, has served as a model for innovative community-based solutions to increase access to fresh, high-quality and nutritional food to patients and over 99,000 of the most food insecure residents of Massachusetts.
Congressman McGovern and Executive Director Jodi Koeman will highlight the important connection between healthy food, healthy lifestyles and healthy communities for the future of our children, seniors, hardworking families and our country.
A full list of roundtable and event participants is below.
o Congressman Jim McGovern
o CHP Executive Director Jodi Koeman
o FHCI founders Kathryn Bailey, Rachel Erdil, and Liz Rosen
o WCFB Executive Director Jean McMurray
o FHCW Vice President Noreen Johnson Smith
o State and Local Leaders
o Area Health Center Directors
o Local Hospital Executives
o Members of Congressman McGovern’s Congressional Youth Caucus
WHAT: Tour and Roundtable Discussion on The Farm to Health Center Initiative
WHERE: Community Harvest Project / Brigham Hill Community Farm Conference Room, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA 01536
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center
next to the Pickle Barrel, Pleasant Street
Join us in thanking City Manager Augustus, local business owners and
everyone else that helps make our Park Stewards and Around the Corner
youth jobs programs successful.
5 pm – 6:30 pm
TOMORROW! Thursday, June 11
PSNNC, 301 Pleasant St.
Ask how you can become a youth jobs sponsor and help us to grow our
Park Stewards and Around the Corner summer jobs programs. We need
your support, participation and commitment to building these programs.
And please consider supporting our Youth Jobs fundraising appeal so that
we may continue to organize and build youth job opportunities for youth
throughout our neighborhood.
Calling all Woo movie buffs!!!
Help the Jimmy Fund at the movies this summer!
Volunteers needed for 66th season of Jimmy Fund’s Theatre Collections Program
The Jimmy Fund is looking for local movie lovers with big hearts and a few spare hours to help raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this summer. The Jimmy Fund/Variety Children’s Charities Theatre Collections Program is seeking volunteers to pass collection canisters to guests in local movie theatres following a brief Jimmy Fund trailer that will be shown before a feature film.
Volunteers are needed during select movie times each day of the week from June 12 to July 30 at theaters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio.
All contributions go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which supports lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.
Now in its 66th year, the program launched in 1949 and is the Jimmy Fund’s oldest annual fundraising effort. Since its inception the program has raised more than $30 million. In its early years, the Theatre Program attracted the support of such legendary stars including James Cagney, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, and baseball’s Ted Williams.
Volunteers can earn exciting incentives, depending on how much time they commit to the program. These range from a volunteer t-shirt, to complimentary National Amusements movie passes, to Blue Man Group or Boston Red Sox tickets!
To volunteer or to learn more, visit jimmyfund.org/theatre or call 617-582-7724.