LUBBOCK, Texas — Amigos Grocery stores across West Texas are hosting the first “New Year, New You” health fair on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At the Health Fair, Amigos is offering free glucose screenings, blood pressure and cholesterol checks to the public.

Rebekah Bernal, Hispanic Innovation Manager for the United Family, said events like these are important to the community they serve.

“…to give them the resources that they may not know that’s available to them or may not have easily access to them,” Bernal said.

There are also ways for everyone to view healthier eating.

“We’re going to allow our guests to demo those items [wheat tortillas and pico de gallo] and give them an option to try those because you never know. And maybe they’ve just never tried them but providing a demo to our guests. And then the resources to letting them know this is a small step to getting healthier options,” Bernal said.

Bernal told there will be bilingual options and literature offered for the whole community.

Below is a Media Release:

LUBBOCK, Texas — Amigos grocery stores across the region will host a health fair for guests on Saturday, January 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

As 2023 begins, Amigos wants to help its guests get off on the right foot to start the new year. The health fair will offer free screenings which include total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. There will also be some specially geared food demonstrations and samples.

On top of that, each location will host different community partners to provide information about the health services they provide the community. In addition to other partners, the stores in Amarillo and Hereford will host Panhandle Breast Health, who will be taking applications for no-cost mammograms. The Plainview Amigos location will host a blood drive.

The following locations will be holding a Health Fair:

·       Amigos – Lubbock – 112 N. University

·       Amigos – Plainview – 2403 N. Columbia Ave.

·       Amigos – Hereford – 250 N. 25 Mile Ave.

·       Amigos – Amarillo – 3300 I-40 East