Growing Up Healthy engages children, youth and families living in select Latinx neighborhoods in Faribault and Northfield, with the goal of reducing the burden of food insecurity and increasing social connections during months when school is not in session.
The work of building social connections and providing healthy meals is preventive of health problems in adults and children. In addition, social connectedness promotes healthy social norms, fosters connection to resources and use of services, provides emotional support, and increases overall wellbeing.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to safely hold large-group gatherings. Thus, the Growing Up Healthy team is working hard to coordinate alternative activities that will allow families to connect and engage with program partners. Community partners, please reach out if you would like to discuss ways to promote your program(s) or support community members this summer! Call 612-702-3992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for Growing Up Healthy staff at the following weekly activities
- School Meal and Food Box Distribution, Mondays and Thursdays through August 27 (ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL / SOMALI)
- Truck-to-Trunk produce/dairy/meat June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20 (ENGLISH / ESPANOL)
- June 2020 Well-Fed, Well-Read — the Northfield Public Library’s Bookmobile, along with the Northfield Arts Guild, will be out in the Viking Terrace, Northfield Estates and Greenvale Place Apartments neighborhoods, alternating with the Emmaus Church lunch pick-up location. Watch for the Bookmobile or Northfield Promise team members and art kits alongside the school bus that delivers meals to kids! Northfield Public Schools meal distribution is on Mondays and Wednesdays in June (ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL)
- Truck-to-Trunk produce/dairy/meat July 10, August 7 (ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL)