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The hospital distributes healthy harvest boxes to needy families in Kansas City

A Kansas City hospital is helping people eat a little healthier this holiday season. “I have 53 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren,” said Billiette Mitchell. “Contribute to the menu,” Mitchell said. Mitchell said she’s pretty excited about Thanksgiving dinner. But this year, there will be a few more healthy items to choose from to her dinner table. “It helps with my budget,” she said. Produce — you’re going to spend $2 on everything,” she said. Mitchell said that makes the box extremely helpful this Thanksgiving holiday. “I’ll guess that the box might be worth $50 or more,” Mitchell said. Part of University Health’s plan to ensure families get fresh produce and nutrition education, the team is donating for a week and trying to reach areas in the subway that are most in need “We go to a lot of food deserts and diet insecure areas,” Martin told Thanksgiving Week. “We genuinely care and we want their lives to be very special l for Thank you.” sgiving,” said John Modest Miles, pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church. University Health fully covers the cost of the free healthy Harvest Boxes.

A Kansas City hospital is helping people eat a little healthier this holiday season.

“I have 53 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren,” said Billiette Mitchell.

That means a huge Thanksgiving dinner for the Mitchell family.

“Each family member was asked to contribute to the menu,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said she’s really looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner. But this year there will be a few more healthy items to choose from on your dinner table.

“It helps me with my budget,” she said.

Mitchell is one of dozens receiving a free Healthy Harvest Box from University Health.

“Produce – you’re going to spend $2 on everything,” she said.

Mitchell said the box is extremely helpful this Thanksgiving holiday.

“I’m guessing the box might be worth $50 or more,” Mitchell said.

It’s part of University Health’s plan to ensure families have fresh produce and nutrition education.

“With inflation, grocery store prices are really difficult to manage for many families,” said Kael Martin, general manager of the CHSI team.

It’s a week long where the team gives and tries to reach the areas in the subway that are most needed.

“We go into a lot of food deserts and areas of food insecurity,” Martin said.

It’s the first of what they hope to be an annual event in Thanksgiving week.

“We care deeply and want her life to be very special this Thanksgiving,” said John Modest Miles, pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church.

University Health fully covers the cost of the free healthy harvest boxes.

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