Published: 3/9/2022 1:28:15 PM
Modified: 3/9/2022 1:27:42 PM
Regional food bank lands $500K grant
NORTHAMPTON — A new partnership between Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will benefit patients who experience food insecurity. The Food Bank will receive $500,000 from Mass General Brigham over four years to launch the partnership, which is expected to start this spring.
Patients screened for food insecurity, as well as other social determinants of health, including housing and transportation, will be referred to the new program, if inadequate access to food surfaces as a need.
Since 2018, The Food Bank has collaborated with local health care providers to address food insecurity through The Food Bank’s Food Insecurity Screening and Referral Initiative (FISRI).
With the funding from Mass General Brigham, The Food Bank will be…