“Food as Medicine” Part One: Intro and Theory

Hunger, health, and socioeconomic condition are linked in a mutually-reinforcing feedback loop. This relationship suggests the need for comprehensive, cooperative health and hunger interventions.

Introduction

A number of studies have found strong correlations between food insecurity and increased health risks.[1] Hunger, health, and socioeconomic condition are linked in a mutually-reinforcing feedback loop.

This relationship suggests the need for comprehensive, cooperative health and hunger interventions. Anti-hunger programs and health service providers can enhance client/patient well-being by adopting a “food as medicine” mentality.

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NFPN’s Spring Food Drive

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The following businesses are drop-off locations for the

Northwest Food Partner’s Network 2013 Spring Food Drive!

Knockbox Cafe, 1001 N. California

Cafe Con Leche (Bucktown), 1732 N. Milwaukee

Adams and Son Gardens, 1057 N. California Avenue

Dill Pickle Food Co-op, 3039 W. Fullerton Ave.

Wish List of Most Needed Items

Food items
Rice
Beans   (dry or can)
Cereal
Cereal/granola bars (snacks)
Any non-perishable goods
Non food items
Toiletries (tooth brush/paste, deodorant, soap etc.)
Laundry Detergent
Cleaning Supplies (Lysol spray and bleach etc.)
Diapers (both child and adult)
Feminine Products

If your organization, business or group is interested in participating in the 2013 NFPN Spring Food Drive, or have items that you wish to donate, please contact the NFPN coordinator, Sarah Finkel at sarah@lacasanorte.org or call 773-276-4900 ext 214.

See our partners section to see which food pantries and hot meal programs will benefit from your support! Also visit our Facebook Page to see our current happenings and events!