The Food Pharmacy addresses food insecurity of Nashville General Hospital patients through the provision of no-cost food totes of fresh produce and shelf-stable food. The goal is 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 100,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org: 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, support from Nashville General Hospital employees, 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 100,000 individuals 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.
For more information on the Food Pharmacy, please contact
Mike Venters, M.S., R.D.
To learn more about our partners
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Team Chad Foundation