Join us as we work to connect communities to health and wellness! We provide health education, physical fitness classes and healthy eating opportunities for children and families in neighborhoods across Miami.
Event: Health in the Hood Filling Fridges Drive-Thru Pantry
Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Location: Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation
675 Ali Baba Ave Opa Locka, Fl 33054
Need Fresh Groceries? We've got you! Pull up to our mobile pantry, pop your trunk and we will load your FREE Groceries.
By bringing healthy lifestyle options to doorsteps in disenfranchised communities, Health in the Hood empowers citizens to be healthy, active, informed and dedicated to creating healthy lives. Using a multi-layered approach to address community health needs, in conjunction with public schools, local businesses, civic leaders and community experts, Health in the Hood promotes healthy living opportunities in communities of need. We offer: * Free health education workshops * Free produce give-away events * Free physical fitness classes * Urban gardening opportunities
Founded by Executive Director, Asha Walker in 2013, Health in the Hood set out to connect communities to wellness with a simple idea.
Local vegetable gardens to feed and inform communities in need. We applied for funding, gathered community partners and constructed our first urban vegetable garden in Liberty City, Florida. Since then we have expanded to a network of nine urban farms and have distributed over 8,000 lbs of free fresh, local produce to families in need. Our programs include community driven urban farms, healthy living workshops and a mobile produce pantry.
By providing access to fresh foods and health education in low-income neighborhoods, we are putting children on the path to healthy futures, giving parents useful information and creating environments that make healthy choices easy.
We believe the future of food is local. We’re creating healthier communities, one garden at a time.