Healthy Grocery Bundle Program

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Healthy Grocery Bundles is a systematic change project in which the goal is to get the 50 and over community to improve their eating habits thus improve health and decrease hospital admissions. The program’s main goal is to introduce and integrate new food items into participants’ homes, thus changing their diets. Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health has developed a partnership with Shop Rite to implement this program.

How the program works:

Starting from March 2015, there will be no monthly pickups. The program has been revised due to programmatic and grant needs. Participants will receive a monthly newsletter through the mail with different themes, recipes, and health education information. There will be three pickups a year: May, September, and January. Three live events will coincide each of the three pickup days. These live events will include nutrition presentations, cooking demonstrations, and other healthy lifestyle activities.

In May, September , and January,  a participant will be able to purchase (at a discounted price) a grocery bag filled with healthy food items.  Other extras such as recipes, health literature, giveaways and/or coupons are included.  There are themes of the month (i.e. heart healthy, healthy snacks, etc.) to make the program more interesting and to educate in the process.

Postcards are sent to remind participants about the pickup and the events.

Please note: 

  • Pick up times cannot be adjusted
  • Only one participant per household
  • Participants must be age 50 or over
  • Participants must register for the program
  • Participants will be asked to complete short quarterly surveys on eating habits and general program questions.

Program Locations and Pick-Up Details

  • Shop Rite of Rio Grande (Cape May County)
    • Home Site Pick Up Area (in rear, loading area)
    • Pick up months: May, September, and January,  Pick up day will vary
    • Time:  10 am to 7 pm.

Please note the Healthy Grocery Bundle Program is no longer active at the Shop Rite of Absecon. 

For more information about the Healthy Grocery Bundle program, please contact us at 609-653-3923.

A Bit About the Coalition

Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health is a regional chronic disease prevention coalition funded by the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Cancer Control and Prevention. Our purpose is to reduce the state's cancer burden and improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, cancer and other chronic diseases in Atlantic and Cape may counties. For more information on comprehensive cancer control, visit www.njcancer.gov. Shore Medical Center is the lead agency for Atlantic and Cape May counties. The CACH is working on a variety of projects to improve our community's health. You can help by becoming involved by being a member or volunteer. Anyone interested should call 609-653-3923.