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Hospital launches food pantry to combat patients’ food insecurity

UNC REX partners with Food Lion and food bank to provide healthy groceries

Inspired by similar programs at hospitals from around the country, UNC REX in Raleigh, N.C., opened the UNC REX Healthcare Food Pantry Nourished by Food Lion Feeds in November. “We realized that there's some patients that may have to choose between medication and food, and we just want to make sure that our patients weren't faced with those decisions,” says Tara Freeman, manager, UNC REX Food Panty. “By opening a food pantry, we could care for our patients once they leave

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