Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly is a 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.
- The next general meeting of PF3 will be Thursday, March 23 from noon to 1:00 PM at the Polk County Library. Buffy Ashmore, Hear2Help Project Manager will be the speaker. Please join us!
- Through our Hear2Help project, and with funding from Foothills Health Network, we have now offered two Cost of Poverty Experiences (COPE) to leaders in Polk County. The first was offered at Sunny View Elementary November 19, 2016, and the second was held at the 4H Center in Columbus February 27, 2017. COPE helps participants gain an understanding of the challenges a family living in poverty faces in an interactive, experiential two (2) hour format. It helps to highlight some of the true causes, effects, and consequences of poverty and creates personal awareness for participants. For additional information, click here.
- Thank you to the Polk County Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina! Both organizations awarded PF3 grant funding that will support our operating expenses and Hear2Help initiative through 2017.
- PF3 held its annual strategic planning meeting in September. Close to 50 community members and members of PF3 gathered to discuss how to further our mission of improving health and wellness in Polk County. Please visit the Resources section of this website to learn more about the session and our plans for the future.