The Food Pharmacy addresses food insecurity of Nashville General Hospital patients and neighbors through the provision of no-cost food totes of fresh produce and shelf-stable food. The goal includes currently a focus on chronically ill and cancer patients towards disease self-management for these patients.
The Food Pharmacy Outreach Program has delivered more than 205,000 meals to neighbors since March, 2020. The Outreach program initially responded to tornado and COVID-19 victims with food insecurity and continues that focus today. To identify a household struggling with food insecurity - please email to email@example.com: name of head of household, delivery address with zip, working phone number and # of individuals in the home
The program is a collaborative between Nashville General Hospital Foundation with shelf stable food purchases through Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Currently funds supporting this program include community donations plus grants from the Amerigroup Foundation through Feeding America, the Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation, Team Chad, Woman2Woman Nashville and Nourish the Heart Campaign donors. Thank you to all!
Nearly 1 in 8 homes in Davidson County are living with food insecurity. This inability to access proper nutritious food may lead our neighbors to chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. "Food is medicine" responds to the specific dietary needs with low salt, low fat and super foods for our population.
To learn more about our partners
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Team Chad Foundation