Crossing Healthcare to participate in ILGive!
May 16, 2017
#ILGiveCommunity is May 30-31th! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit (which we know is us!). Visit https://ilgive.com to find out more.
Crossing Healthcare's Garden and Prescription program is a unique and innovative healthcare program which supports many efforts to meet basic needs in our community for our patients. The garden is strategically located on 4 empty urban lots across from Crossing Healthcare to improve accessibly in an otherwise urban food dessert and increases access to fresh produce to patients and community members. The produce harvested from the garden is available to patients, community members and employees in a variety of ways. The providers at Crossing Healthcare write weekly prescriptions for fresh produce to patients that redeem their prescription at the garden market across the street. There is a farmers market during harvest season that accepts WIC vouchers, LINK (SNAP benefits), debit, credit and cash to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. Incentive programs and educational programs such as children get a vegetable or fruit to take home, Dietitian lead produce to table classes, and double your bucks worth programs are made available to patients of Crossing Healthcare.