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COVID-19 Food Support Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Organization

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Grant Amount

$50,000 for 5 months

Date Awarded

May 2020

Purpose

Access to food is a persistent issue for many of the children and families served at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. This grant will support development of a comprehensive food security program that will be offered within the hospital to provide immediate relief to inpatient families, and eventually expanded to LPCH satellite clinics. This project has the potential to create a pathway to more expansive and long-term programming to address food insecurity faced by patients and families.

Outcome

This grant supported seed funding for a food security program through the Department of Family-Centered Care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital that provided immediate relief to inpatient families and addressed some of the indirect effects of the pandemic. With additional funding from Stanford Children’s Community Partnerships Program and in partnership with internal stakeholders, the program has expanded to satellite specialty clinics and vulnerable families at home.

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