Big news: Over 5,000 more patients just graduated from our FVRx program.

Big news: Over 5,000 more patients just graduated from our FVRx program.

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Big news: Over 5,000 more patients just graduated from our FVRx program.

February 12, 2018
     
A Bountiful Display of Produce at a Miami Farmers Market

For years, we’ve partnered with doctors to literally prescribe produce to the patients who need it most. January 31st saw our largest graduation yet. Through generous support from Target, over 1,100 families in LA, Houston and Miami– totaling nearly 5,500 people – together bought over $550,000 on fruits and vegetables through our program.

An FVRx Participant Shops at a Miami Farm Stand

A Young Child in our FVRx Program Enjoys Fresh Fruit at the Farm Stand
These households live in what’s called the obesity-hunger paradox, at skyrocketing risk of diet-related disease. That’s where we come in. Through FVRx, we provide each patient – and every member of their households – with a dollar a day to buy produce, for six full months. That’s nearly $1,000 per family to spend on fruits and vegetables at Target and at participating farmers markets.

The fruits and vegetables are literally just what the doctor ordered. Clinics, patients and farmers rave about this program. For many, it’s a lifesaver.