Idaho Business Review: Healthy Snack Program

Create Common Good and St. Luke’s make healthy snacks for children at WCA

Pictured here are (l-r) Kelly Parker, Create Common Good; Holly Miller, St. Luke’s; Beatrice Black, Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Photo courtesy of Women's and Children's Alliance.

Create Common Good and St. Luke’s Health System are providing healthy snacks for children at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance licensed child care, at the secure domestic violence shelter, Serena’s House, and at the drop-in childcare at the WCA’s downtown location.

Each week, CCG will provide the makings for 125 nutritious snacks, freeing up hours of valuable staff time and allowing the childcare specialists to focus on the children. The weekly deliveries are filled with apples and avocados, whole wheat bagels and graham crackers, and frozen blueberries and yogurt.

The pilot program is made possible by a Community Health Improvement Fund grant from St. Luke’s.

In 2014, the WCA provided 9,583 safe bed nights to 176 women and children, allowing them to sleep without fear.

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