Cobb2020 created the Farm Fresh Market initiative to improve the community’s access to nutritious foods. Farm Fresh operates by way of a mobile market, with four Saturday location sites operating June – September for 2019, providing locally grown produced at a reduced price. Cobb2020 also partners with Volkstuin Farm and the Mableton Farmers Market. Volkstuin Farm, located in Austell, opened in 2019 and accepts SNAP EBT. Mableton Farmers Market also accepts SNAP EBT and, through a partnership with Wholesome Wave’s Georgia Fresh for Less, allows SNAP customers to double their eligible purchases up to $50.
Sharing Spaces for Health is a part of the Childhood Obesity Initiative, originally funded by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and supported by Cobb2020. The goal of this initiative is to offer more quality opportunities for physical activity in order to reverse the trend of childhood obesity in Cobb County.
A school wellness council is a group of usually 6 -12 individuals that are dedicated to the health and well-being of the students and staff at their school. In the past, Cobb2020 has partnered with the following schools and their wellness councils to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity among the kids of Cobb County: Cheatham Hill Elementary School, Smryna Elementary School, Mableton Elementary School, Russell Elementary School, Smitha Middle School, Floyd Middle School.
Let’s Move with Walk Georgia
In 2016, Cobb2020 facilitated the Cobb2020 Walk Cobb Challenge, as part of the Walk Georgia program. This free 10-week program aimed to increase physical activity levels in a fun community-oriented way.