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Hunger and Health

By December 1, 2015 No Comments

The food banking world and the healthcare industry are teaming up to change the way we view hunger and health. The new Hunger Solution Center will be the headquarters for the Health Care Initiative, a partnership between Food Lifeline and health organizations including BridgeSpan, Providence Health, Coordinated Care, and Cambia. These healthcare companies understand that better meals mean better health, and that better health means better outcomes for their patients – our food bank clients – in Western Washington.

Our parent organization, Feeding America is already making important discoveries that we’d like to share with you.

It’s a known fact that for the nearly 16% of Americans that are food insecure, and health is usually another big worry. A team of problem solvers from the University of California, San Francisco and Feeding America have created a pilot program to aid diabetes self-management for food bank clients. Learn more about the study’s promising outcomes here.

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