University Health Truman Medical Center was happy to open the University Health One World Pantry on August 8, 2022. We are a hospital based food pantry. We believe that food is an essential right of all people and that hunger should be addressed with dignity, respect, and a strong sense of cultural sensitivity. We started Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening in two clinics. If patients screened positive for food insecurity they were referred to the pantry. We have since expanded to other clinics across the hospital. Since starting in August we distributed healthy, shelf stable food and produce to over 700 households. We primarily work with Harvesters and they have been an excellent partner for us but we are interested in expanding the produce that we can offer our patients and community members. We only stock and distribute items that are culturally appropriate and nutrient dense for our patients and community members.
This listing was last updated Nov 7, 2022
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Please call before you come: 816-404 (MEAL) and we can arrange for picking up the food from you if you would like.
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