Hampton Roads, Virginia – The American Heart Association Hampton Roads, VA team secured a grant to continue the success of mobile kitchen classes in Portsmouth, VA. Through partnerships with the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the program will provide a 5-week mobile kitchen class series at four locations to help reach underserved community members.
An additional impact area of the Simple Cooking with Heart Mobile Kitchen program will take place at five mobile food pantry locations where AHA will partner with the food pantry to conduct heart-healthy food demos/taste tests (incorporating fresh food pantry items), provide recipe cards and other heart-healthy resources. We anticipate improvements to both sugar levels and blood pressure readings for select program participants. Learn more and get involved here.