Clinic ‘food pharmacies’: When the diagnosis is hunger

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December 12, 2019 - 9:46 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There’s a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do you have enough food?

Public health officials say the answer often is “not really.” So clinics and hospitals have begun stocking their own food pantries in recent years.

One of the latest additions is Connectus Health, a federally qualified health clinic in Nashville. This month, part of LaShika Taylor’s office transformed into a community cupboard.

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