1/6 of American households are "food insecure." This website is developed specifically for healthcare providers of all types to demonstrate and encourage
interested practices to begin (1) to screen their patient population for food insecurity, (2) to prescribe food, (3) to direct patients to local free food
resources and (4) get reimbursed. It tells the story of 1 pediatric private practice who successfully developed a process and how you can easily adopt
and adapt a similar process in your practice.
Through the Rx for Food program, doctors screen their patients for food insecurity and refer them to Food for Others with a prescription for food.
Food for Others has filled a total of 579 prescriptions for 2,515 individuals and distributed 63,971 pounds of food. And many of these clients had never
heard of us before.
"Food insecurity is detrimental to children's health and overall well-being" said Dr. Moyer from PSV. "Being able to connect families with Food for Others
to get them the help that they need has been extremely rewarding and humbling for all members of our care team."