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Veggie Van to Offer Free Healthy Foods, Nutrition Information in Niles

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November 04, 2021
(NILES) – The Veggie Van, a mobile farmer’s market featuring locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables, will make its final stop of the season to offer free healthy foods and nutrition information from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, located at 905 North Front Street in Niles. The event will be held drive-through style and participants should remain in their car to ensure proper social distancing. A total of 150 bags will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

The goal of the program is to ensure that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise
have limited access to fresh produce. The Veggie Van is made possible through the generosity of Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids in partnership with Spectrum Health Lakeland and the YMCA of Greater Michiana.

About Spectrum Health Lakeland
Spectrum Health Lakeland is a not-for-profit, community-owned health system serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana with a full continuum of care and wellness services including three hospitals, an outpatient center, a cancer center, and 52 ambulatory offices. Lakeland is a division of Spectrum Health comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. For more information, visit