Aiming to tackle food insecurity in identified food deserts, Farmers Market provides free information on fruits, vegetables and resources
LAS VEGAS – The Just One Project, the largest cell phone in southern Nevada
Pantry for more than 20,000 people monthly, has launched a free farmers
Market in partnership with SilverSummit Healthplan. The non-profit organization celebrated the grand opening with a “vegetable cutting” ceremony at SilverSummit’s recent community health fair at Paradise Park Recreation Center.
The Farmers Market is an immersive, free shopping experience that travels to underserved areas of southern Nevada and offers families free fruits and vegetables. Residents are greeted with recipe cards and then invited to buy those ingredients at the stalls. Community Health representatives will be on hand to meet with attendees to assess the additional services needed, and SilverSummit will be following up its members to ensure medical and social needs are met.
“As an organization dedicated to building a stronger, healthier, and connected community, the value of supporting SilverSummit Healthplan cannot be overstated,” said Brooke Neubauer, Founder and CEO of The Just One Project. “This partnership not only provides fresh groceries, recipes and nutritional information, but also empowers our team of resource navigators to break down the barriers to service for Southern Nevada community members right in their neighborhoods.”
The Just One Project farmers market is operated by SilverSummit Healthplan, a managed care program
Plan that provides quality health insurance to the people of Nevada. SilverSummit is committed
to improve the health of its members by working with community-based organizations like the Just One Project. Earlier this year, SilverSummit and The Just One Project also collaborated on the launch of The Sweet Spot, a mobile feeding program designed to educate children and their families about nutritious foods and healthy habits needed for an overall healthy life.
“Our partnership with The Just One Project helps provide our members living in identified food deserts with access to culturally appropriate fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Nicole King, vice president of community solutions at SilverSummit Healthplan. “At SilverSummit Healthplan, we empower our members to take an active role in their health and well-being, which supports our mission to transform community health, one person at a time.”
The Farmers Market is part of The Just One Project’s Food for All project which aims to achieve this
to break down barriers and provide access to fresh food and essential resources. 2021 this
Programs served 249,293 customers and delivered over £6 million of fresh fruit, vegetables and pantry staples.
For more information about The Just One Project Farmers Market and a calendar of events, visit www.TheJustOneProject.org.
About the Just One project
About SilverSummit Healthplan
SilverSummit Health Plan is a managed care plan that provides quality health insurance to the people of Nevada. Founded in 2017, SilverSummit is committed to improving the health of its members through targeted, compassionate, and coordinated care. SilverSummit’s active community development goes beyond physical and mental health. The plan is dedicated Transforming community health, one person at a time. SilverSummit Health Plan is a diversified healthcare organization that provides healthcare services through Nevada Medicaid, Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information on the SilverSummit Healthplan, visit www.silversummithealthplan.com.