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“We need to do this,” was the response Jim McGrody received from the executive management team at UNC REX Healthcare when presented with the idea of opening a food pantry on campus.
REX Healthcare is one of a growing number of hospitals that are opening such pantries to help food-insecure patients with their recovery. The food pantry is simply the latest innovation from the dining team at the North Carolina Hospital, which has created a culture of culinary prowess and creativity.
We sat down with McGrody, director of culinary nutrition services, to find out about starting the pantry, why he got into healthcare foodservice and what’s up next for the hospital.
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