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Rite Aid Provides Funding for Food Insecurity Programs

Our long time Children’s Miracle Network partner, Rite Aid has provided $90,000 in funding for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Food Farmacy.

Living below the poverty line, having no reliable income, or being homeless – conditions affecting more than 70% of our patient population – intensifies the challenges of caring for their ill child for these families. Many parents are faced with decisions such as choosing between putting food on the table, keeping the lights on, or filling a vital prescription for their child.

To combat these challenges for our patients and families, our Social Services team has many services in place including free meal vouchers and our Food Farmacies. Our Food Farmacies are pop ups twice a month where our patients in-need can stop by to receive fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, protein and whole grains free of charge. This allows our patients to shift their focus on their child’s care and not where their next meal is coming from.

As part of Rite Aid’s health equity initiative, they have elected to provide $90,000 for our Social Services to put towards the Food Farmacy in 2022 enabling us to provide meals to many more families in need. Thank you Rite Aid!