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 includes currently a focus on providing nutrient-dense foods to chronically ill and cancer patients towards disease self-management for these patients.
The NGHF Outreach Food Program has delivered more than 425,00 no-cost 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. Food Outreach Totes continue to include shelf stable and fresh produce choices suitable for hypertensive and/or diabetic households. 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
These two programs are a collaborative between Nashville General Hospital Foundation with shelf stable food purchases through Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Nashville General Hospital Foundation is currently paying 100% of the staffing, logistics and food for both programs. Donations are encouraged to meet the needs of our community. Thank you to all!
Recent addition of a cookbook was funded by Cardinal Health. The goal of the book was to offer ways to cook unfamiliar foods plus encourage meal preparation with less salt and fat. Donors wishing to support this effort can click our give button and for $12 receive your own copy plus pay for two additional books which will be added to a food tote.
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.