New Wholesome Meals Heart opens at Allegheny Valley Hospital

New Wholesome Meals Heart opens at Allegheny Valley Hospital


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A brand new meals pharmacy is now up and operating within the Allegheny Well being Community.

The Wholesome Meals Heart at Allegheny Valley Hospital is the sixth one to open.

Sufferers who reside in meals deserts or lack entry to wholesome meals can obtain nutritious and recent meals gadgets for free of charge. They’ll additionally study disease-specific diets.

Organizers say meals is medication, and a part of offering full healthcare to sufferers is ensuring they’ve the suitable meals to eat.

“There isn’t any query the necessity is excessive with regard to wholesome meals. Meals insecurity is changing into increasingly of a phenomenon. The pandemic, inflation, all of that has hit households laborious,” mentioned Dr. Mark Rubino, president of Allegheny Valley Hospital.

The primary Wholesome Meals Heart in our space opened in 2018 at West Penn Hospital and has since expanded to Allegheny Basic Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, and now, Allegheny Valley Hospital.