United Health Foundation Unveils New Partnership to Improve Access to Healthy Food in Houston

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer addresses the audience at the Jan. 28 grant announcement.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer addresses the audience at the Jan. 28 grant announcement.

United Health Foundation has partnered with Recipe for Success, a Houston-based non-profit committed to combatting childhood obesity, and Hope Farms in Sunnyside, a 7-acre property with potential to generate more than 100,000 pounds of produce annually.

Through a new $675,000, three-year grant, the partnership will improve access to fresh, healthy food in underserved South Houston communities and deliver on-site and in-school nutrition education to children and their parents.

Additionally, United Health Foundation and Recipe for Success are teaming to create the Hope Farmer Training Scholarship for Veterans. The scholarship will enable local veterans interested in becoming professional urban farmers to receive a year-long curriculum to learn sustainable horticulture, financial literacy, accounting, banking and business planning while being paid a living wage.

United Health Foundation and local leaders unveiled the grant partnership at Hope Farms on Jan. 28.

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas volunteers helped build planters at Hope Farms following the grant announcement.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas volunteers helped build planters at Hope Farms following the grant announcement.

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