Support Fresh Food Farmacy
At Geisinger, we know that good nutrition is the foundation of health and wellness. But one in eight people in our community experience hunger daily and can’t afford healthy food. This can have devastating consequences for those with type 2 diabetes, which is directly impacted by nutrition.
Fresh Food Farmacy helps break this cycle by providing food-insecure neighbors and their families with enough food to make 10 nutritious meals each week, as well as a team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, social workers and wellness coaches to help them overcome clinical and social barriers to better health. And we don’t charge them a dime.
The impact of philanthropy
Philanthropy helps us provide all of this care to participants for free. The results are phenomenal.
Rita Perkins, a longtime diabetic, reduced her blood sugar levels from a dangerously high 13.8 percent to a normal range — for the first time in 15 years.
Tom Shicowich was 100 pounds overweight and couldn’t afford fresh fruit or vegetables. Six months after enrolling in the Fresh Food Farmacy program, Tom lost more than 45 pounds and brought his blood sugar down significantly.
"You're supposed to eat healthy, but you have to be able to afford it. Fresh Food Farmacy turned my life around.” — Tom Shicowich
“Fresh Food Farmacy has been a wonderful addition to my life, reminding me that I can and should keep myself healthy, and that it’s pretty easy too.” — Susan Tikunoff
Your gift helps make these real transformations possible, empowering our neighbors to control and even reverse their diabetes so we can fight this national epidemic right here in our own communities.
Join us and give the gift of a healthier future, today.
We’re counting on the generosity of donors to help us expand Fresh Food Farmacy with new locations to help more of our friends and neighbors live better, healthier lives.