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Pantry No Questions Asked More Than Doubled Attendance During Pandemic

Pantry No Questions Asked More Than Doubled Attendance During Pandemic

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Feed1st self-service food pantry program more than doubled its distribution rates between March 2020 and November 2021 over the previous year, providing more than 42,000 pounds of food (an increase 124%) to patients, visitors and hospital staff during the pandemic. This contrasts with a comparable program requiring ID or other …

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Medicare eligibility linked to more pantry visits, improved food safety

Medicare eligibility linked to more pantry visits, improved food safety

DALLAS – September 22, 2022 – Low-income seniors were seven times more likely to visit a food pantry within a year of becoming eligible for Medicare, which improved food security, according to new research from UT Southwestern. Sandi Pruitt, Ph.D. The findings, published in Economic prospects and policies applied, were based on data compiled from …

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