FHCN Opens Food Pantry in Hanford
Last updated 9/4/2023 at 1:58pm | View PDF
Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) opened a new food pantry inside of its Hanford health center at 250 W. 5th St. In partnership with Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO), the food pantry represents a first-of-its-kind for both companies, aimed at serving patients who struggle with food insecurity and are often unable to access healthy foods.
Because chronic health conditions and long-term health outcomes are significantly impacted by nutrition, this partnership serves as a vital link to the health of local communities.
Patients of FHCN's Hanford health center who report as food insecure will have access to quality dairy products, local fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, and non-perishable foods. The food pantry is set up like a community market, offering patients a dignified experience that is similar to shopping in a grocery store.
FHCN and KCAO hosted a celebratory ribbon-cutting event on August 10, where patients, dignitaries and other community members were welcomed inside for a closer look at everything the food pantry has to offer.
The food pantry is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patients who qualify.
For more information, call 877-960-3426.