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    By: Gail Eggeman, Director St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market   As the St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market begins its 17th season, it continues to make farm food affordable to folks in need in our community. With startup funding from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries in 2011 and a $10 match incentive, we launched what has been 9 years of successful food assistance programs amounting to over $350,000 of fresh, healthy food to St. Petersburg and beyond.   Our latest partner is Feeding Florida, Inc. They extend

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG Parks and Recreation Department   Healthy St. Pete Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs   St. Petersburg, FL (October 2019) – On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact.   Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health

The Tampa Bay area is at the top of another list, but this time it’s not a list that we necessarily want to celebrate. However, it does deserve a call to action. Tampa Bay area is ranked number FOUR in a list of cities receiving the highest level of Ultra Violet (UV) exposure. UV light is an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. We are just behind San Juan, Honolulu and Miami. The Vision Council compiled the list by analyzing data from the

The Community Resource Bus The Community Resource Bus is a partnership with the Department of Health - Pinellas (DOH - Pinellas), the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, and the St. Petersburg Police Department to help citizens understand community health and find public information to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Target Areas: Public health information - housing, children (daycare, WIC), dental, primary care, mental health, substance use, senior services, and food security Municipal information - Parks & Recreation, Codes, Law Enforcement (crime and