MEDI MONDAYS radio show
How social determinants of health are affecting under-served populations in our community, from the experts
EPISODE #57 | 9:30 AM Monday, July 12, 2021
Diversity in Healthcare - Why it remains a priority
GUEST | Germaine Jenkins
Tune into Charleston's WJNI Gospel Radio 106.3 FM or online at https://onlineradiobox.com/us/wjni on Monday, June 21, at 9:30 AM!
After participating in filming an episode of United Shades of America earlier this year, Germaine Jenkins didn't realize how much the wealth gap would impact farm operations. The mission of Fresh Future Farms is to provide natural, nutrient-dense produce, top quality groceries, jobs, education and dignity in the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood.
When the pandemic hit, they saw a huge decrease in the number of neighbors visiting their store because of food distributions blocks away. While distributions provided needed resources, it also had a direct impact on their mission and focus. This discussion will address what the community can do differently and still help those in need.
Germaine Jenkins is a Chief Farm Officer in North Charleston, SC. She co-founded Fresh Future Farm Inc. in early 2014, a grassroots Black led urban farm and grocery store that promotes health,wealth and quality of life issues through urban agriculture. Her excitement in sharing ancestral conservation and farming techniques with her community is contagious. Germaine graduated from Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management and went on to gain certification in Commercial Urban Agriculture from Growing Power Inc. in Milwaukee, WI. Fresh Future Farm has received local and national recognition, including the John Egerton Prize from Southern Foodways Alliance. The farm hosted the state's first Black Farmers Conference in 2019 and Germaine was elected Chair of the SC Black Farmers Coalition in 2020.
SEARCH FOR LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Our COVID-19 database of coronavirus resources local to YOU is constantly updated! Click here to put in your ZIP code. On the next page that comes up, type COVID19 in the upper left search bar, and you'll see everything from home prescription delivery in your area to where to get tested for free to a Facebook page for COVID-19 healthcare professionals.
SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCHES
Please link to this page on your website!
Here, your congregation can quickly find updated COVID-19 resources in their areas by entering their ZIP code at www.themedi.org and typing "COVID19" in the upper left search bar on the next page. This is a free service provided by us as part of our mission to help those in need, especially with healthcare.
A shout-out to Morris Street Baptist Church for
linking to us from their home page. Thank you!