We collaborate with healthcare providers to connect patients with free groceries, nutrition education, and CalFresh (food stamps).
Good nutrition is essential for good health
Patients are referred by their physicians to our weekly, farmers’ market-style pantries, located right at the clinics where they receive medical care. At the Food Pharmacies, patients can enhance their cooking skills through cooking demonstrations, receive nutrition and health tips, undergo health screenings, and get referrals to other food assistance services. By working with both healthcare providers and patients, we are building knowledge and connections that can improve health for years to come.
We distributed 50,000+ meals
The Food Pharmacies serve 150 households
I've learned to incorporate more vegetables into my meals - and really feel better. Just imagine what I'll be like a month down the road...I may just start doing cartwheels!
- Lorna, Food Pharmacy participant at Southeast Health Center Clinic
Coming to the Food Pharmacy has really been a helpful thing for me because my blood pressure was high...and I was on four pills...now I'm on THREE!
- Kathy, Food Pharmacy participant at Southeast Health Center Clinic
I’m hoping to live a long life for my two kids and my infant granddaughter, and I have the Food Pharmacy program to thank for that.
- Julio, Food Pharmacy participant at Silver Avenue Family Health Center