Is your family getting the food they need to be healthy?
Lower Lights Christian Health Center offers a food prescription program for LLCHC patient families with children ages 17 and under and/or adults with chronic conditions who are experiencing food insecurity.
The Jubilee Healthy Food Rx program will provide healthy foods and nutritional support utilizing the Jubilee Market and Cafe in Franklinton. Participating families will receive access to healthy food (valued at $75 per month for up to two program participants) along with nutrition education and healthy eating activities for up to one year.
To be eligible, participants must be:
- Experiencing food insecurity
- Patients of Lower Lights Christian Health Center (or parent/guardian is a patient)
- Separate programs for children ages 17 and under and adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity
- Able to visit Jubilee Market and Cafe at least once a month
Funding for the children’s program is provided by a generous grant from Paramount Advantage, a state-wide Medicaid managed care plan. The Paramount Medicaid Advantage Community Benefits Award Provides funding for community health center projects that address social determinants of health. The overall goal is to improve the health and well-being of Ohio communities.
Buckeye Health provides generous support to enroll Buckeye Health Plan members in our nutrition programs for children as well as adults with chronic conditions. Buckeye has been proud to partner with Lower Lights to serve Ohio’s most vulnerable populations since its inception in 2004. Throughout the years, Buckeye has regularly participated in wellness events at the health center, provided support to stock the Jubilee Market and Cafe and sponsored community programs and events from 5K runs to health fairs.
To learn more about the Jubilee Healthy Food Rx program contact Maya Sattler, Nutrition Program Coordinator, at (614) 274-1455 ext. 871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as space is limited.
Jubilee Market and Cafe — the Market With A Purpose
Lower Lights Christian Health Center opened the long-awaited Jubilee Market on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1160 W Broad in Franklinton.
The 4,500 sq. ft. non-profit grocery store is the latest addition to the “full-family health care” services provided by Lower Lights Christian Health Center.
“Having access to affordable, nutritious food is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and preventing and treating many chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease”, says Tracy Cloud, CEO. Franklinton has been without a grocery store for years, leaving residents who do not have transportation to rely on corner stores, gas stations and fast food restaurants to feed their families.
“We are so thankful to those in our extended community who recognize this need and have generously contributed towards bringing this vision to fruition. This project was the visionary dream of LLCHC’s founder, Dr. Dana Vallangeon”, says Ann Schiele, Chief Strategy Officer.
The grocery and cafe are part of the renovated former Anthony Thomas Candy factory at the corner of Yale and West Broad. The $1.7 million renovation and construction project had a $1 million initial fundraising goal, towards which $797,475 has been raised to date. Donations will be sought on an ongoing basis to enable the grocery store to continue to provide nutritious food at affordable prices.
Jubilee Market and Cafe welcomes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as well as WIC.
Jubilee Market’s regular operating hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 7pm (closed weekends). Cafe prepared to order hours are breakfast 8am-11am and lunch 11am-3pm weekdays. Follow us at @JubileeMarketandCafe on Facebook, @JubileeMarketCafe on Instagram and @JubileeMktCafe on Twitter.