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Providing Food for Those in Immediate Need

Onsite food closet assists SSM Health Monroe patients


December 1, 2022

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Bordner

Immediate need food bags provide food and resources for patients at appointments.

To aid in the shortening of the wait time for patients needing access to food, SSM Health Monroe Hospital and SSM Health Monroe Clinic Medical Group created an onsite food closet.

When patients in primary care, pediatrics or behavioral health identify as not having food during screening questions during appointments, they are given a slip to redeem for an immediate need food bag.

Included in the immediate need food bags is non-perishable food items provided through a partnership with Green Cares Food Pantry in Monticello, Wisconsin. The bags also have printed resources in English and Spani...

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