Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)

A partnership of Parkview Health and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

For more information contact St. Joe staff.

We know all people need quality, nutritional food to lead a full, active, healthy life. However, Allen County residents living in communities without nearby grocery stores and/or affordable farm stands face challenges in accessing quality, affordable food and in knowing how to include it in their diet.

In Allen County, there are approximately 48,000 residents who are food insecure (13.2%). Of those approximately 48,900 are children under the age of 18 (

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that adults in household with less food security are more likely to have a chronic illness, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. HEAL was created as a collaboration between Parkview Health and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation to help improve health outcomes among residents who may experience food insecurity in Allen County.

HEAL addresses food access and education through two key programs: HEAL Farm Markets, and Our HEALing Kitchen Cooking Classes.

Farm Markets

Cooking Classes

Important Information

HEAL Farm Markets
  • South Side Market SNAP/WIC Matching is available July 16 – October 29, 2022
  • McCormick Market is open July 13 – September 28, 2022
  • Parkview Greenhouse is open July 14 – October 27, 2022
Our HEALing Kitchen Cooking Classes
Food Insecurity Research