In coordination with community-based food providers and health care organizations, we at The Food Pantries for the Capital District are working collaboratively to improve the health of targeted communities through increased access to healthy food including fresh produce.

There are strong correlations between food insecurity and chronic health conditions, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease, eye disease, nerve damage
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity

Food as Medicine interventions improve dietary health through increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduced intake of sodium and sugar to reduce food insecurity for people and families, and reduce health use and associated costs. ​

Relevant Sources

Health Affairs, by Wendy Everett, Christina Badaracco & Sharon McCauley, 2020
All In/Alameda County, 2019

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Food as Medicine is supported by

For more information on Food as Medicine, please reach out to

Alex Alam El Din-Meeks

Special Initiatives Manager

MPH at 518-458-1167 ext. 106

alex@thefoodpantries.org