Gerber Hospital providing free produce via the Veggie Van
FREMONT, Mich. – Spectrum Health Gerber Hospital, part of Corewell Health, is inviting families across Newaygo County to pick up a bag of free, healthy produce when the Veggie Van makes a stop at White Cloud Community Library, 1038 E. Wilcox Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The goal of the Veggie Van program is to ensure fresh fruits and vegetables are available to people, especially to those who may otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. The bags of produce will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Veggie Van will make two additional appearances in Newaygo County from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
In addition to providing fresh fruits and vegetables, children and adults alike can enjoy free fitness opportunities. Tamarac, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, will be on-site offering Zumba for children and adults on Aug. 23 and Oct. 18.
The Veggie Van is a mobile farmers market featuring regionally grown, top-quality fruit and vegetables, and is a joint project of Corewell Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.