Food bank program helps meet dietary needs of health care patients

Via The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Thanks to a Facing Hunger Foodbank program, health care patients are maintaining a healthy diet.

The food bank supports patients in need of meals to support their health with the Medically Indicated Food Box Program on a monthly basis. On Thursday afternoon, volunteers gave boxes to patients near St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Cyndi Kirkhart, the CEO of Facing Hunger, said the boxes have food such as beef, produce and low- or no-sodium canned food. The food bank also includes some canned foods for emergency hunger relief.

“We understand that they need to be able to support their diets,” Kirkhart said.

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