President's Discretionary

New Haven Farms

2017 - $24,000

New Haven Farms’ Farm-Based Wellness Program serves low-income adults at high risk of developing chronic, diet-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The program helps participants improve their diets and includes hands-on gardening activities, cooking and nutrition education, weekly meals, and harvest baskets to take home. This funding will support New Haven Farms’ Women’s Community Health Ambassador program, which aims to train 10 community health ambassadors in 2017 and 2018 to advocate for effective preventive health interventions with their families, neighbors, and program participants. The organization is also working to expand the program to additional low-income neighborhoods in New Haven.