Free Summer Meals at Presbyterian Healthcare Services: A Case Study

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Learn how Presbyterian Healthcare Services is serving up free summer meals to kids in this case study.


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.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services: Network provider with 981 beds across nine hospital facilities serving residents of New Mexico