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MCOHA Partnered with the First Pentecostal Church of Dover to Improve Healthy Eating Choices.

MCOHA has entered into a partnership with the First Pentecostal Church of Dover to help end the cycle of obesity in the community. MCOHA will work alongside with this faith community to install a tower garden (vertical, aeroponic growing system) to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits. This system, which is less than three square feet, is perfect for communities that do not have enough space for a community garden.

MCOHA is pleased to work with Pastor Darcy Quiles to educate church’s members about healthy choices and behaviors in a trusted environment within the faith community that allows for nutritional habits to become part of a broader conversation and their norm. We are confident that this partnership with the First Pentecostal Church will be beneficial for its members, their families and our community, and provide us the ability to continue making positive, long-lasting, health-promoting changes through the Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program. We also appreciate the support of Atlantic Health System in furthering our goals to create healthier communities in New Jersey.

About the Grantee

Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA)

MCOHA helps improve the lives of the Hispanic and low- income residents of Morris County and surrounding communities by providing direct social services, education, and client advocacy. Our vision is to inspire hope and community integration and to help build a community that promotes cultural heritage while ensuring the health and well-being of the individuals and families that we serve.