Fridays June 5 - September 25, 1 - 3:00pm
33 Legion St., Maywood, IL
Go to the VeggieRx page for more information.
From April 3 - May 13, 2020
Thanks to the hard work from community businesses, volunteers, and donations, this is what we have accomplished:
Bags of Food Distributed: 1146
Number of Households Served: 568
Number of People Served: About 707
Targeted Impact: 77% of households served include an older adults
We are all in this together - thank you everyone!
Pick-Ups: Any Maywood resident or current VeggieRx participant (from the Park District VeggieRx setting)
Delivery: Any VeggieRx participant OR any Maywood resident who answers yes to any of the below:
Distribution is assessed every week depending on availability, need, and CDC guidelines for social distancing/shelter in place.
If you or someone you know needs food, please call or text to sign-up at (708) 397-6012, or sign-up online at bit.ly/maywoodfood. Signing up gives our team the information we need to confirm eligibility before we respond.
Who is Eligible for VeggieRX?
Where: Maywood Park District 921 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, IL
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 24 - April 27
Times: Produce Pick-Up - 3:30 - 6:00pm Cooking demos - 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, & 5:30p
For More Information:
Ask your health care provider or contact Mary Mora: firstname.lastname@example.org • 708.531.5929
Help prune blueberry bushes, meet other gardeners, and get some fresh air! This is in partnership with PP4H partner, Iyabo Farms.
If possible, we suggest you bring gloves and protective eyewear.
VeggieRX provides free vegetables to low-income people and patients in Chicago food deserts
By NICOLE BLACKWOOD CHICAGO TRIBUNE |
AUG 02, 2019 | 4:02 PM
Ashley Moore, a resident of Oak Park with limited income, travels to Maywood each Thursday for fresh produce. The trek is not entirely by choice, she said. Affordable vegetables aren’t readily available in her area, and she’s been focused on healthy eating of late.
But Maywood is a food desert.
Cucumbers and squash from the Veggie RX produce stand, grown by Windy City Harvest, in front of Loyola Medical Center in Maywood on Aug 1, 2019. (Stacey Rupolo / for the Chicago Tribune)
VeggieRX, a program implemented by Windy City Harvest, now in partnership with Loyola Medicine and Proviso Partners for Health, has cropped up to fill the void for Maywood residents and individuals like Moore. The program, which now operates year-round, has branches in Austin and North Lawndale, and is currently tied to Loyola’s Maywood clinic.
“Rather than waiting for an outside grocery store to come in, or somebody, somewhere, to fix the problem, we asked the question: ‘What could our local Maywood community do to create our own local food system?’” said Lena Hatchett, co-founder of Proviso Partners for Health.
VeggieRX was grilling on July 25 at the Loyola Center for Health, 1211 W. Roosevelt Road, Maywood! The cooking demonstration showed how healthy, low-salt foods can taste great. Windy City Harvest had a pop-up farm stand there, too.
For more information about this free program, ask your healthcare provider or contact Mary Mora: email@example.com or 708.531.5929
Veggie Rx starts June 6!!
Come shop for vegetables, and if you have a LINK card, you qualify for FREE produce!
The produce market is every Thursday at Loyola Center for Health on Roosevelt - 1211 W. Roosevelt Road in Maywood 4pm-6pm
VeggieRx FB page
Food Justice Supporting the local food system through urban gardening and farm stands