TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Alcorn State University is joining with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi to bring farm-fresh food to local communities.
Through the program called "Farm to Fork," produce will be distributed at little to no cost to residents in Tupelo and Brandon in an effort to encourage healthy eating.
The program was created after Mississippi ranked last in the nation for overall health in a 2013 report by America’s Health Rankings® .
Officials say it is focused on combating the state's health issues, such as obesity, heart disease and certain cancers, with better eating.
On Wednesday, food will be distributed at the Family Health Care Clinic in Brandon from 10 a.m. until noon.
The program will come to Tupelo on June 30th to distribute food at the Link Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.