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

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.

Karen Wayman, PhD

“There are no difficult families. There are only families in extremely challenging situations.” Learn more about grantee Karen Wayman’s work.

Grant Amount


Date Awarded

May 2020


5 months


Family-Centered Care


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Primary Contact

Karen Wayman