Franciscan Health operates two Fresh Start Markets in Northwest Idiana. According to Danielle Crowder, director of Community Health Improvement, "Fresh Start Markets are all about creating a dignified space where families shop for and select free, quality perishable and non-perishable goods, similar to if they were shopping at a grocery store or a farmers market."
The Hammond market is located at 5454 Hohman Avenue at the Women's Specialty and Dialysis Center. It is open the second Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 4 p.m. A valid photo ID is required for entry.
The Crown Point market is located at 1121 South Indiana Avenue at the St. Clare Health Center. It is open the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 4 p.m. A valid photo ID is required for entry.
For more information on the Fresh Start Markets, please call 219-407-6948.