The Episcopal Foundation of Dallas is pleased to support The Vitamin Bridge (TVB) in Coppell. The TVB mission is accomplished by donating prenatal vitamins and USDA healthy pregnancy guidelines to first-touch providers. These organizations are commonly nonprofits and include pregnancy centers, free health clinics and others serving at-risk populations during the earliest stage of pregnancy.
Founded by Martha and Tom Day, The Vitamin Bridge was established in 2019. It was conceptualized while Martha volunteered at a Dallas-area pregnancy center and recognized nutritional challenges among the disadvantaged women being served. While the pregnancy center desired to provide prenatal vitamins to its clients, it was unable to fund the associated cost.
Motivated by Micah 6:8, which calls us “to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly,” Martha and Tom formed TVB which began donating prenatal vitamins and USDA healthy pregnancy guidelines to organizations serving disadvantaged, pregnant women.
TVB’s program provides each woman served with a 100-day supply of CVS Health prenatal vitamins with the intent of bridging the timing gap until Medicaid for Pregnant Women benefits (including coverage for prenatal vitamins) are applied for and received. Prenatal vitamins contain ingredients necessary to meet USDA guidelines, include 800 micrograms of folic acid and are advocated by the medical community.
The Vitamin Bridge now supports a growing number of first-touch providers (21 currently offering 32 locations) and expects to reached more than 12,000 disadvantaged, pregnant women in 2021.
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