Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly is a nonprofit consortium of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the health and wellness of Polk County. Our name reflects the mission of a broad-based group of community leaders, health professionals, and concerned community members working together to plan and implement effective strategies to promote wellness in our community.
Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly is proud to announce that funding has been secured for the 2018 Polk Fit Challenge! Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation, Lois Miner Barrick Fund and Polk County Board Initiative Funds for their support of this years Challenge! Save the date for the Challenge kick-off event on Saturday, September 29, 2018. This year's Challenge will offer adult, youth and family divisions. Click here for more information!
We realize with hurricane season being in full swing, the need for community resources may increase. Click here to see our Hear2Help Recovery Community Resource Guide.
We are excited to announce our new capability to accept donations online! Click here to be directed to our secure portal.
Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly would like to remind you to consider making us your charitable organization of choice as you complete your shopping. If you utilize Amazon for any of your shopping needs we encourage you to take advantage of the Amazon Smile website. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Click here for indepth information on the AmazonSmile program! Happy shopping and thank you for your donation!
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and having the right support can be critical to any successful cessation effort. If you're thinking about quitting, there's a local support group sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital. Click here for additional information.
Click here to view a copy of our brand new brochure! Feel free to share this link or a copy of the brochure with friends and fellow community members!
As promised, we're updating the Hear2Help Community Resource Guide regularly. Click here for the latest version.
Click here to view a copy of our brand new Hear2Help Rack Card! Feel free to share!
We have held ten poverty simulations in Polk County. These events helped participants gain an understanding of the challenges that families living in poverty face. To learn more about these sessions, please navigate to the events page by clicking here.
The list of agency volunteers and personnel being trained by Hear2Help continues to grow. We have worked with Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, DSS, nurses and counselors with Polk County Schools, Meals on Wheels, Steps to Hope, and Polk Transportation. Click here for additional information.
Our general meetings take place every other month on the fourth Thursdsay of the month (except November). Meetings are held in the Community Room of the Polk County Public Library in Columbus and run from noon to one o'clock.
2018 Schedule: January 25 March 22 May 24 July 26 September 27