K-HIP, the Kenosha Health Improvement Project was formed in 2017 through funding from the National WIC Association and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to focus on Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) strategies to improve access to healthy foods and strengthen community and clinical linkages.
In 2019 and 2020, the focus has been to:
K-HIP participating organizations promote the availability of using SNAP/EBT at the HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market to purchase fresh produce and other eligible items. Through their Double Bucks program participants and families who receive SNAP benefits were able double their FoodShare dollars and get more local, fresh, healthy veggies, plants that grow food, and locally raised foods!
An early and ongoing success of the project is increasing the number of farmers who accept WIC farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks and the Kenosha Senior Veggie Vouchers at local farmer markets and food stands.