Produce Prescription Program (Community Centered Health Home)

What We Do

World Hunger Relief, Inc. raises, harvests, prepares, and delivers boxes of produce to participating clinic sites twice a week during two 12 week growing seasons each year.  Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers write produce prescriptions for patients. Patients redeem their prescriptions for a box of produce and a no-cost refill voucher which can be used weekly.

Who We Serve

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family Health Center serves a large percentage of low-income patients in McLennan County. Patients served by Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, or with no insurance at all, often find themselves struggling financially. These patients often face a range of challenges that keep them from being healthy, and some of these challenges can be addressed through access to nutritional foods.

Partnerships

Episcopal Health Foundation, World Hunger Relief, Inc., Baylor University, Dayspring Baptist Church, Cargill

Why Is This Important?

As a form of primary and secondary preventative care, participation in the Produce Prescription Program, and other initiatives that make fresh foods more accessible, has the potential to reduce the burden of chronic disease and to improve the quality and longevity of life among our patient population.

How We Impact
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