Wyandot County Experiments with Culturally Appropriate Food Boxes


Photo credit: Unified Government Public Health Service

Kansas City, Kansas — the underserved Wyandot County There are new options in the area.

Culturally Appropriate Food Boxes are now available. Chests can be obtained at nearby clinic events in Wyandot County.

This need was identified due to the diversity of the community and the food security experienced by the 21,000 people living in the region.

Box is a pilot program in partnership between the Kansas Department of Health, Harvesters, and Aetna Better Health. Those who obtain the box will be asked to complete a survey to help address their needs.

“These culturally-appropriate food boxes are designed to not only feed families in Wyandotte County, but foods they are familiar with, know how to prepare, and hope their families will enjoy. ,” said Amber Banner, UGPHD.

Items included in the food box:

  • Box A
    • diced tomato
    • corn
    • Corn masa
    • rice
    • pinto beans
    • sliced ​​jalapeno
    • lentil
    • chickpea
    • potato
    • coriander
    • habanera sauce
    • Tyrolean Pork
  • Box B.
    • Stuffing
    • Mashed potatoes
    • cranberry sauce
    • corn muffin mix
    • 2 cans of kidney beans
    • 2 cans of corn
    • mushroom cream
    • sweet potato
    • macaroni
    • pineapple
    • shredded chicken

Items offered may vary slightly from those listed above, subject to availability. Your replacement will be similar to what is listed.

The program will distribute over 450 food boxes in March and April.

Anyone in need of food can find a nearby clinic this calendarLook for the event that says “FOOD BOXES-CA” next to the event.

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