Eat and Be Well: Medical Food Pantry
Support Temple Jeremiah’s newest social action project by volunteering for “Eat and Be Well: Medical Food Pantry,” a hospital-based food pantry that provides fresh produce and lean meats to food insecure outpatients. Patients receive a “prescription” for nutritious food with the goal of improving their medical condition.
The pantry has been open for 18 months and we have provided 16,800 meals to our patients. On average, we purchase and distribute 1,600 pounds of food a month, which, since the opening of the EABW Medical Food Pantry, is over 29,000 pounds of food.
We are currently assisting 53 patients in the 5th Cohort of the program, more than double from last year. Just last month several patients told us that they had lost weight and some were even able to go off their diabetes medication because they have been eating the food we give them and use the recipes we provide.
Volunteers are needed for the first and third Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pack and distribute food at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. Patient health will improve and so will your happiness by helping those in need.
To volunteer, visit our Sign-Up Genius here.
Check out our video below for more information.