FREE PRODUCE FOR PATIENTS
"We realize that there are so many factors in keeping people healthy. The traditional cycle of diagnosis and treatment can only get a person so far. Fresh food can act as medicine"
- Christine Kemp, CEO
We provide increased access to fresh produce among patients while empowering habits of healthy living through education and community.
Learn About & Support Peoples Community Garden
We want to make sure our patients and their families have access to nutritious foods that lead to healthy eating! That is why we started the “Peoples Community Garden” in 2019. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden each season are available for FREE to Peoples Clinic patients.
The garden is on the east side of the clinic near our garage. You can see it when driving down Franklin Street! This year, we are growing broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, collard greens, Swiss chard, spinach, kale, lettuce, carrots, radishes, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and squashes.
2020 Produce Distribution Schedule
- Mondays - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 2 - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (There will be no distribution on Friday, July 3.)
- Fridays - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
When distribution days are held, produce can be picked up from the tent in front of Peoples Community Health Clinic. No appointment required. All produce is available for free to Peoples Clinic patients. Produce will be given out until it is gone. Table will close early if there is no more produce to hand out.
This project is being conducted in partnership with faculty and students of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education along with AmeriCorps. Education about and recipes using different produce from the garden is provided by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.
Support the Peoples Community Garden
Help us add COLOR to our patients’ diets by supporting the “Peoples Community Garden!” Consider making a donation to the garden, which will provide FREE fruits and vegetables to our patients for many summers to come. Any gift, big or small, is appreciated: