VeggieRx is a fresh produce prescription program that improves healthy eating habits for individuals experiencing food insecurity and diagnosed with diet-modifiable disease. Participants receive fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits, nutrition education, and one-on-one support from HDFFA’s Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist.
VeggieRx participants eat more vegetables and fruits, experience less food insecurity, and feel more confident in their ability to stretch meals using fresh food and shop for produce on a budget.
All of the produce we provide is sourced from Central Oregon farmers, 85% from HDFFA Partners. Since the program began in 2018, we have invested $49,142 into the pockets of farmers with a total impact of $85,507 on the local economy.
In 2021, we are partnering with St. Charles and the Oregon Veterans Health Association to bring VeggieRx to more Central Oregonians. That’s over 9,500 meals to 100+ families.
“It gave me new heart healthy ideas. My family and I tried every recipe each week. All the fruit and veggies were always fresh. I even have gone to some of the venders stores since. I would like to say having 2 teenage boys we could of used a little more to go around.”
– 2020 VeggieRx Participant