AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Sustainable Food Center of Austin will receive an award for providing access to healthy, affordable food to children and adults from the People’s Community Clinic.
The chief executive officer of the People’s Community Clinic, Regina Rogoff, said they were presenting the award to the Sustainable Food Center because they have “connected small growers with farmers markets, educated low-income families about healthy eating and trained participants to be leaders in their neighborhoods.
The clinic has a partnership with the center to help educate young mothers on how to provide healthy, low-cost meals for their families. They also hold joint cooking classes and provide their families with fruits and vegetables.
The food center will be presented with the W. Neal Kocurek Health Advocacy Award, named after the long-time Central Texas community leader, at the People’s Community Clinic’s 18th annual “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch” event. The event will take place at the Four Season’s Hotel and will feature a key note speech from Spencer Wells, a geneticist and anthropologist who leads National Geographic’s The Genography Project.
The clinic uses the proceeds from this annual fundraiser to support primary health and wellness services of individuals and families who have little or no health insurance.
The People’s Community Clinic is an independent clinic which offers health and wellness care to uninsured and underinsured people. They offer prenatal care, immunizations, lab tests, and care for children, adolescents and adults.