Free Summer Meals at Atrium Health University City: A Case Study
Innovative Approaches & Successful Models
Hospitals and medical clinics play many roles to facilitate health in communities, and an increasing number now participate in summer meals as program sponsors or sites. Offering free summer meals at hospitals represents a powerful opportunity for healthcare institutions to address food insecurity, a social determinant of health. Just a few years ago, only a handful of healthcare institutions participated in summer meals: this model is now expanding to locations across the country.
Atrium Health University City: 130-bed acute care facility in Charlotte, North Carolina