Part of our mission at Carle Health is to serve people through high-quality care, and we believe that extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. When a patient leaves our care to recover at home, we want them to rest easy knowing they have everything they need to heal – including proper nutrition.
Food as Medicine provides food and community resources for patients who suffer from food insecurity. Inspired by our nurses, the program currently serves patients who qualify during a hospital stay. The program is a collaborative partnership between Nursing, Social Work, Dietary Services, Patient Transport Services and Volunteer Services.
This program is made possible by generous donations to Carle Health Center for Philanthropy.