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UC Health Food is
Medicine Program

Food insecurity is a growing problem nationally and within our community— in the United States, 38 million people, including 12 million children, experience food insecurities. In the Cincinnati region, more than 270,000 households experience food insecurity.

The Sam Hubbard Foundation has teamed up with UC Health and The Freestore Foodbank to support more individuals and families in the Cincinnati community who are suffering from food insecurity through UC Health’s Food is Medicine program. The Foundation’s first gift was a family affair, as Sam has a personal connection to UC Health and its mission to advance healing and reduce suffering: his mother, Amy, and sister, Madison, both work as nurses at UC Medical Center.

The Food is Medicine program screens patients for food insecurity during visits to their primary care provider. Those who need support can immediately access an in-office food pantry stocked with pantry staples and hygiene items, and they receive vouchers for fresh produce at Freestore Foodbank locations. The program is located at the UC Health Hoxworth Internal Medicine and Pediatric Clinic in Clifton.


Anyone interested in donating to the Food is Medicine program is encouraged to email:

Senior Director, Community Relations at UC Health

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