Today, as part of our ongoing effort to address the connected issues of hunger and health, Gleaners and St. Vincent officially opened a healthcare clinic located inside the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard.
This walk-in clinic is designed to serve clients who visit Gleaners’ food pantry, and will offer children and adults an accessible, economical healthcare option for minor injuries and illnesses that do not require a visit to a hospital emergency room.
St. Vincent CEO, Jonathan Nalli, announced the clinic collaboration at last month’s IBJ Power Breakfast. “No Hoosier should have to go hungry or struggle to access the healthcare they need,” he said.
- One million Hoosiers are food insecure.
- 200,000 live in Marion County.
- Food insecure households incur nearly $1,800 more in annual healthcare expenses due to lack of access to care or a forced decision between food and preventative care.
Hunger and Health is an ongoing discussion between business and community leaders, healthcare and education partners, faith and political leaders, and other nonprofits. The Community Cupboard is part of the Produce Hope initiative designed to more than double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables distributed by Gleaners in 2017-18.