AHA Partners with Whispering Roots and Coolgreens to Donate 600 Salads to Families

The American Heart Association (AHA, heart.org/Omaha) partnered with Coolgreens – Blackstone in October for a “Salads for Hope” project to deliver 600 salads to food-insecure families in the Omaha region. The move was a response to the increase food insecurity that came with COVID and put an increased population of children and adults alike at risk for going hungry. AHA was concern not just about Omahans receiving food but about getting healthy food to help them thrive.

Dedicated to bringing healthy food-nutrition education and innovative, next-generation agricultural technology to client communities, Whispering Roots—which delivered the salads throughout the month—works to assist the more than 100,000 food-insecure individuals, including seniors, in the Omaha Area. Coolgreens is a healthy lifestyle eatery that offers chef-driven salads, wraps, grain bowls, and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and prepared daily. Coolgreens asked the American Heart Association to participate as the receiving organization for Salads for Hope because of their recognition that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. In addition, Coolgreens – Blackstone has a personal connection to the AHA because the owners’ son required heart surgery as a young child and served as AHA’s 2019 Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball Prince.

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives and is dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. AHA has funded more than $4.6 billion in cardiovascular research since 1949, making it the single largest non-government supporter of heart and brain health research in the U.S. To learn more, visit heart.org/Omaha or call (402) 810-6870