Introducing Fresh Rx

Fresh Rx is a program designed by Operation Food Search to connect qualifying families with fresh, local food and provide resources for a healthy household.

Fair Shares is proud and excited to be the partner helping the amazing women in the Operation Food Search Fresh Rx team provide that fresh, local food!

The Fresh Rx - Nurturing Healthy Starts program has been in the pilot phase since September. The official launch party was January 31st, so it's hit the press and we're hitting the ground running. We're already delivering shares to over 20 participants and we expect those numbers to rise each week, with a max of around 70 participants per week, and over 400 total during the course of the four-year study. The goal of the project is to eliminate food insecurity during pregnancy in order to produce better birth outcomes for both moms and babies, with the ultimate goal of proving the value of prescribing food as a health benefit.

Check out this video on KMOV Channel 4 about it!
Also here's an article from the Clayton times.

Operation Food Search made a wonderful video featuring the first two "graduates" of the program that you'll want to watch. Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z9qducxfd1czq34/AAB7Pm-3nbEpF7kiwvVK9dixa?dl=0

We'd like to share the fabulous new Fresh Rx website that has gorgeous photos of produce that you all might recognize, as well as recipes and a great database of produce items with info on storing and preparing them. It's a work in progress that's off to a beautiful start. It also gives you a preview of the next program that's starting soon: Fresh Rx Prescribing Healthy Futures... Check it out!

https://ofsfreshrx.org/

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Testimonials

As both a vendor and a member, I've found Fair Shares to be a wonderful organization to be a part of. It has opened my eyes to a whole range of farmers/producers in the region that I may never have had the opportunity to come in contact with if it weren't for my involvement with Fair Shares. And you folks all rock!

Josh Allen, Companion Bread, St. Louis MO
Companion Bakery