Forest Hill ‘Patriot’ Battalion cadets began their break by giving of their time to others.
They participated in a volunteer activity in the Jackson area with United Healthcare 6th annual 'Farm to Fork' Thanksgiving giveaway program. This program provides fresh vegetables to United Healthcare Community Plan members (MississippiCAN and MSCHIP) at no cost. It gives a bag of free farm-fresh produce to people wanting a healthy meal at Thanksgiving.
The 'Farm to Fork' Project was created to address the nutritional needs of residents living in food deserts throughout Mississippi. This years’ giveaway provided carrots, bellpeppers, sweet potatoes, greens and turkeys. They prepared packages to serve over 400 families. Offering farm fresh locally grown produce as an option helps people make healthy choices about the foods they eat.
This program support the JROTC curriculum and the 2017-2019 continuous improvement program of Forest Hill.
Thank you to the Jackson chapter of United Healthcare and Kenisha Potter for this opportunity.