Healthy Food RX Program

The idea behind the Healthy Food RX program is to use "Food as Medicine" to manage and/or prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. This program is a collaboration between the Emergency Food Bank, Public Health Institute and Community Medical Centers as part of Abbott's Future Well Communities program, which aims to tackle the diabetes crisis by addressing the social and economic barriers to good health. A recipe-based food box filled with nutrient-dense food items is delivered to the participants' doorstep. Our Nutriton Educators hold nutrition workshops and cooking classes for participants, including a LIVE cooking demonstration to learn about how to make the recipes and the nutritional value of the ingredients.

  • Abbott Fund
  • Public Health Institute
  • Community Medical Centers

Healthy Food RX FAQ's

  • Q: When will I receive my food box delivery?
    A: Your food box is delivered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Q: What time should I expect my food box delivery?
    A: Food boxes are delivered between noon and 2pm. If you are not available to receive your food box during this time, please contact the EFB to schedule a redelivery.
  • Q: I missed my delivery, my delivery was stolen or I never received my delivery
    A: If you do not receive your food box by 3pm on delivery day, contact the EFB immediately at 209.464.7369 to schedule a redelivery. You must contact the EFB no later than 3pm, Thursday of the delivery week. (Redeliveries will be on Friday).
  • Q: What happens if I don't call by Thursday? Am I still able to receive a food box?
    A: Unfortunately, you must contact the EFB no later than 3pm, Thursday of the delivery week to qualify for a redelivery. For more information contact the EFB.
  • Q: Can I pick up my food box?
    A: Yes. You can pickup your food box on Wednesday of the delivery week, between noon and 2pm. Please contact the EFB for delivery dates.
  • Q: How do I update my phone number, address and/or delivery preferences?
    A: Contact the EFB to update delivery information.
  • Q: When will I receive my last food box?
    A: Healthy Food RX is a 6-month program with participants receiving 2 food boxes each month (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday). Registered participants will receive their first box on March 8, 2023 and their last box on August 23, 2023.