Community Health workers with WAFO and Sun River Health assisted Kathy Breiger, director of the Alamo Center, with a dish featuring local lion’s mane and shitake mushrooms and other tasty fresh ingredients to make a healthy and delicious meal.
The Alamo Kitchen was renovated through money raised by the Sun River Health Foundation’s Cornucopia 2021 gala – providing funds to several areas throughout our communities to ease access to nutritious food, education and support services.
We are excited to share with you the first publication of Harvest & Health, a cookbook that collects recipes submitted by Sun River Health staff from across the organization. In it, you will find recipes representing the different cultures and traditions of our staff, along with information about the recipes’ importance to the individual who shared it. We’d love to know if you try one – send us a photo and let us know how you liked it.
Have a favorite recipe that you love? Share it with us! E-mail your recipe and a photo to us at email@example.com and you could be featured in our social media, or our next newsletter!
Sun River Health was chosen as a recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” from Blackstone employees as part of their 2022 BX Gives Back Challenge! Blackstone Charitable Foundation, donated $25,000 to Sun River Health as a result of our winning the award. Our thanks to Ebony Livingston, a Sun River Health Ambassador, and an employee of Blackstone, who nominated Sun River Health, and advocated on our behalf for the grant, which will further our mission to provide vital primary and preventive care to underserved members of our communities.
Guest Chef Chris Madura, from John D. Madura Farms shared his family recipe for “No Problem Pickels.” Chris was joined by kid chefs, Melanie and Geraldine, who attend the Dulce Esperanza summer program hosted by the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization – an affiliate of Sun River Health. The pickles are called “no problem” because there’s no cooking involved of course! The food as medicine program highlights local ingredients and different ways they can be used.
Our thanks to volunteers from Blackstone, who assembled 500 backpacks on August 10th for children headed back to school. The backpacks contained a handout with important health tips and reminders as well as hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste and other key tools to ensure children are practicing good health and hygiene habits. The backpacks were dropped off at Bronx Prep Scool to be distributed to children returning for the upcoming school year. Learn more
Food As Medicine: Local Ingredients, Delicious Results
Sherry Wyckoff, Vice President of Operations served as guest chef at the The Alamo Community Center in Goshen, an affiliate of Sun River Health. Sherry, along with Kathy Breiger, director of the Alamo Center, demonstrated simple recipies using local potatoes and onions to make a few easy and delicous dishes. The Alamo Kitchen was renovated through funds raised by the Sun River Health Foundation’s Cornucopia gala last fall – providing funds to several areas throughout our communities to ease access to nutritious food and support services.