Healthier Jupiter 2018-2019 Community Grants BBQ Photos
Over 400 community members came together at Healthier Jupiter’s Healthy Community Grants BBQ on November 17th, at which 16 Mini-Grant semi-finalists presented their projects to the public. The public then chose the top nine they wished to see funded.
The goal of the Mini-Grant Program is to engage the greater Jupiter community in creating innovative approaches to healthy living and chronic disease prevention. The grants funded pilot that ideas that improve our collective community health. The grants are funding pilot ideas that will improve our collective community health in one of three focus areas: increasing access to affordable healthier food choices; helping individuals become more physically active on a regular basis; or promoting awareness of diabetes risks and accessing necessary medical care. Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, as part of the countywide Healthier Together Initiative.
Click through the gallery of photos from our event last year. Check out their table set ups and happy faces!
The nine organizations and their funded projects include the following.
Connected Warriors, Inc. – “Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Military Veterans and Their Families”
El Sol: Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center – “Training With Others”
Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park – “Meetup Outdoor Adventures for Jonathan Dickinson State Park”
Girls on the Run – “GATHER (Girls Access to Health, Empowerment & Running”
Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. – “Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
MyClinic –“Increased Medication Access=Improved Health=Reduced Costs”
Palm Beach County Food Bank – “Marjorie S. Fisher Nutrition Gets Cooking!”
Palm Beach Harvest, Inc. – “Pedaling Food to the Needy”
Southpaw Prince – “Southpaw Prince’s Free After-School Boxing Program”
For more information on these projects please visit www.healthierjupiter.org/recent-news or contact Healthier Jupiter’s Project Manager, Joanna Peluso, at (561) 263-7579.