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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership has announced a partnership with Wheeler Mission that will help feed the homeless while promoting the group’s commitment to a healthy diet that includes more seafood.
Now through the end of March, for every Hoosier who signs the Healthy Heart Pledge, SNP will donate one can of seafood to Wheeler Mission. The homeless men, women and children Wheeler serves will benefit from a great source of lean protein high in Omega-3s, vitamins and minerals.
The Pledge is a commitment to eat seafood twice a week, but includes no specific requirement. Those who sign up will receive a monthly newsletter that includes tips, recipes and encouragement for starting the journey toward a healthier heart.
Click here to take the Pledge.
USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming at least two servings of seafood per week, but only 10 percent of Americans follow the recommendation. Studies show doing so can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30-50% and extend lifespans by an average of 2.2 years.
Indianapolis was one of two pilot cities in the U.S. where SNP launched its public education efforts in 2014. As a result of the great success here and in Memphis, Tenn., the effort has been expanded to more cities for 2016. The Indianapolis coalition consists of health experts, restaurateurs, food retailers, aquaculture farms, food media and concerned citizens.
For more information on the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the health and nutritional benefits of seafood or to take the Healthy Heart Pledge, visit www.seafoodnutrition.org.
Wheeler Mission was of 64 non-profit organizations selected to compete in the 2016 Brackets for Good competition!
Thank you to everyone who donated! $3,563 was raised, which will provide more than 1,583 meals to the homeless in Indianapolis!
Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak
Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak is a work of literature and art, created with honesty and heart, by women whose voices haven’t always been heard, women who have found themselves in the desperate circumstance of homelessness.
The anthology is published by INwords, the publishing arm of the Indiana Writers Center, and edited by Darolyn Lyn Jones, who directs the IWC s Memoir Project. During the summer of 2015, the IWC partnered with the Wheeler Mission Ministries Center for Women & Children to sponsor a project centered on the untold stories of the women seeking help in their shelter.
Under the direction of Jones and others from the IWC, each of the women found a place to find her voice, to tell her story of struggle, heartbreak and hope through the written word. Each also gained the confidence to share her experiences of abuse, loss, life on the streets and addiction, as well as faith and hope for a better future.
To purchase this book, please click here.