Mid-State Health Center’s FEED THE NEED Program Receives Community Support

Mar 14, 2023 | Health Highlights, News

March is National Nutrition Month, and Mid-State Health Center is getting some extra community support from Chase Street Market, Hannaford supermarket (Bristol & Plymouth) and Market Basket supermarket to collect non-perishable foods for their ‘Feed The Need’ food security program.

What is Feed The Need?

Mid-State Health Center’s Feed The Need program integrates food insecurity screening questions into their primary care delivery model to identify community members in need of extra food resources. Those individuals are immediately provided a “go” bag of non-perishable, healthy foods as well as recipes and information on nutrition education. Patients are then connected to Mid-State’s Patient Support Team to help find lasting food security resources for continued support.

Where can I donate?

Market Basket in Plymouth has been a year-round partner with Mid-State to consistently offer a food drop-off bin in their entryway. For National Nutrition Month, Mid-State is receiving extra help through its travelling Food Donation Bin. Thebin will travel to the following locations:

  • March 1st– 7th: Chase Street Market, Main Street, Plymouth
  • March 8th-14th: Hannaford Supermarkets, Bristol location
  • March 15th– 22nd: Hannaford Supermarkets, Plymouth location
  • March 23rd– Indefinitely: Market Basket, Plymouth location

Please help us fill the Feed The Need bin with any of the following healthy food choices: Oats, cereal, peanut butter, dried fruit, canned fruit (low sugar) & canned vegies (low sodium), applesauce, non-perishable milk, canned tuna/chicken, canned soup (low sodium), brown rice, pasta, popcorn, tortillas/wraps, salsa, tomato sauce, crackers, broths, seasonings, condiments, olive oil and personal care items.

Mid-State Health Center would like to sincerely thank Market Basket, Chase Street Market and Hannaford Supermarkets for their support.