FARMacy is a 15-week program that helps families improve their health by providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables - at no cost. The program is made available through a grant from the Walmart Foundation.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
*IF YOU ANSWER YES TO AT LEAST ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE
1) Do you have diabetes, heart disease or another chronic illness?
2) Does your family sometimes run out of food?
3) Do you provide care for at least one child under the age of 18?
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Your medical provider gives you a prescription for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Use your prescription to shop at the weekly farmer's market (organized by BMH
and WVU Extension).
Participate in 6 nutrition education and cooking classes.
Complete medical assessments such as weight, blood pressure, finger-stick blood tests, etc.
Complete surveys about your eating and lifestyle habits.
The program will not interfere with current food benefits.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Slots are limited and applicants are taken on a first come, first serve basis.