Why do we offer Food Resources?
At Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, we believe that access to healthy food is a crucial component of maintaining good health. Unfortunately, food insecurity can be a significant barrier to accessing nutritious food for many community members. That's why we offer a variety of food insecurity resources to support our community members.
What is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity refers to the economic and social conditions that limit access to adequate food. People who face food insecurity do not generally have sufficient resources to access food on a regular basis to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects people around the globe. It has numerous health-related consequences including poor physical and mental health, lower academic achievement in children, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Food insecurity is not the same as a food shortage, which describes a situation when there are too few food items available in a specific area. Food insecurity occurs when sufficient food supplies exist but remain inaccessible to particular individuals and families due to economic constraints such as poverty or unemployment.
What Resources do we have for our communities?
At MCMH + Clinics we have many resources available to our patients & community. We are proud of the work we do, and we are always looking at new ways that we can help to get fresh, local and healthy food into the hands of our families.
Mobile Food Pantries:
One of our primary food insecurity resources is our bi-monthly Mobile Food Pantry (2024 Mobile Pantry Calendar). This program brings fresh, healthy food directly to our community members who have difficulty accessing food. The Mobile Food Pantry is FREE and open to anyone in need.
Community Food Resource Flyers
We have compiled a list of local food resources for our patients. These lists can help community members find the support they need.
Montgomery County Food Resources
Adams County Food Resource
Mills County Food Resource
Page County Food Resource
In collaboration with Live Well Montgomery County, we also support community gardens in Red Oak, Villisca, Elliott & Stanton as a way to increase access to fresh, healthy produce. Pick up locations are located throughout the community including food pantries, clinics, and low-income housing.
Learn More About LWMC & Community Gardens
Additional Food Resources:
We are here to help you!
If you are in need of food, or additional resources, we are here to help you! Please reach out and we will do our best to connect you to available resources.