RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – Baptist Well being Richmond has opened a meals financial institution to assist sufferers.
Any affected person who receives care on the hospital is eligible to obtain a meals bag, together with 2-3 days of meals provide.
Hospital officers say they full a Group Well being Wants Evaluation, or CHNA, each three years, to determine the well being wants of the neighborhood. Because of the CHNA, three well being wants had been recognized:
- Behavioral well being and substance abuse
- Social determinants of well being
- Weight problems and wholesome life
They are saying the opening of the affected person meals financial institution straight helps the hospital’s objective of addressing the social determinants of well being.
The hospital can also be partnering with God’s Outreach Meals Financial institution to supply the meals financial institution service.
“God’s Outreach is so grateful to have this chance to shut the hole on starvation by offering instant emergency good to Baptist Well being Richmond sufferers,” stated Anthony Lowery, director of God’s Outreach. “It is by means of these neighborhood partnerships that we’re in a position to insure that nobody goes to mattress hungry in Madison County.”
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