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Posted on: October 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Crocktober Crockpot Drive

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Families experiencing poverty face the same challenges as many Americans in trying to consume a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. However, it is even more difficult for low-income families to adapt and maintain these healthy lifestyles because of the lack of resources and knowledge of the methods to obtain healthy food. To combat this issue, Jefferson County Head Start, a Jefferson County Human Services program, is participating in an Eat Healthy, Stay Active (EHSA) program.

This fall, EHSA will train over 60 families on how to eat healthy at home and the goal is to have each family walk away with a crock pot. From October 1-October 11, Jefferson County Head Start is accepting donations of new crock pots to distribute to families during the Eat Healthy, Stay Active campaign. Donations will be accepted at either of our two drop-off locations (see flyer) or through our Amazon wishlist. All donations are tax deductible and will help our Jefferson County families create well balanced meals. Thank you for giving families the gift of good health!

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