NEW Health began our food insecurity program in 2016 after determining that access to fresh, affordable, and quality food was difficult for patients and community members in the North End and Charlestown neighborhoods. NEW Health uses funds raised by its food insecurity program to provide healthy food options and educational opportunities to students of local schools, community residents, and patients facing food insecurity.
Of Harvard-Kent students demonstrate financial need
Increase in food insecure children in Massachusetts due to COVID19
1 in 8
People in Greater Boston area currently face food insecurity
What has NEW Health done?
- Since the pandemic began NEW Health has made over $20,000 in grocery store gift certificates available to food insecure students, patients and community members.
- NEW Health has stocked shelf stable ready-to-eat foods picked out by NEW Health’s Nutritionist. These are available for patients to pick up who are facing food insecurity.
- NEW Health hosted a hot meal distribution, picking up meals from a local restaurant and handing them out to patients in need.
- Throughout the pandemic NEW Health produced educational videos to teach children the process of growing fresh veggies.
How can you help?
- Donate to the Food Insecurity Program via PayPal http://bit.ly/Food-Donation-NEWHealth or by scanning the QR Code below.
2. Sign up for Amazon Smile. Learn how here.
3. Mail a check. Make the check out to Food Insecurity and mail it to:
NEW Health Food Insecurity
North End Waterfront Health
332 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113