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McLaren Health Plan Tackles Food Insecurity with help from local Farmer’s Markets

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McLaren Health Plan is taking a new approach to combat food insecurity by partnering with farmer’s markets throughout the state.

“Our goal is to help our members – and the community at large – learn about the wonderful programs and services available through local farmer’s markets,” said TL Oliver, director of Medicaid programs at McLaren Health Plan.

While farmer’s markets are best known for providing fresh fruits and vegetables, many throughout the state have free cooking classes and other programs and services. In Mt. Pleasant, residents can register for a program called Cook the Kit where they receive a free meal kit to cook at home using produce from the market. Many markets participate in the “Double Up Bucks” program where eligible people can get twice the amount of fruits and vegetables when using their WIC and SNAP benefits as payment.

“McLaren Health Plan is proud to partner with these markets and work together to help eliminate food insecurity in our neighborhoods,” said Oliver.

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