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Free Little Pantry

A nursing student in the accelerated BSN program at IU Columbus, is helping dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients eat healthier through a "Free Little Pantry" at Major Nephrology. As part of a quality improvement project, the student sought to address one of the biggest issues affecting this population; food insecurity. The student found that food insecurity is compounded by the constraints of transportation, disabilities, and health complications. Some patients were interviewed and had insight on the constraints they experienced. Dialysis patient testimonials, "My health won’t allow me to walk and get the things I need.”, “I have had a hard time finding transportation to the store.”, “I’m handicap and in a wheelchair, so it’s hard to get around.”. After reviewing the Shelby County health needs assessment and interviewing some dialysis patients, she knew that we needed to provide nutritious food that was convenient. The pantry is designed to be stocked with nutritious items that are free to the patients in an effort to help eliminate food insecurities. We serve several patients that have renal dietary needs, so a diet with fresh fruits and vegetables is optimal. FRESH is always BEST, especially for this population. We will take any donations that are low in sodium and low in sugar. We appreciate your support!

This listing was last updated Nov 14, 2023

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Location & Open Times

Mondays
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesdays
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesdays
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursdays
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fridays
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

It would be best if the food could be dropped off at the scheduled times, but if that doesn't work we can probably arrange something else.

Hours are in EDT. Hours updated 27 weeks ago

2460 Intelliplex Dr suite 120, Shelbyville, IN 46176, USAGet Directions

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  • Melissa O'Connor

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Drop off through the front doors of the Sue Ann Wortman Professional Building. We have navigators in the lobby to assist.

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