Family HealthCare Network Food Pantry Opens Inside Hanford Health Center
Unique Innovation from FHCN and KCOA will Address Food Insecurity
HANFORD, CA AUGUST 10, 2023— Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is excited to announce the opening of our new food pantry, located inside of our Hanford health center at 250 W 5th Street. In partnership with Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO), this food pantry represents a first of its kind for both companies, aimed at serving patients who struggle with food insecurity and are often unable to access healthy foods.
Our new Hanford food pantry represents a key strategic effort by FHCN and KCAO to address the social determinants of health and food insecurity in Kings County. Because chronic health conditions and long-term health outcomes are significantly impacted by nutrition, this partnership serves as a vital link to the health of our communities. Patients of FHCN’s Hanford health center who report as food insecure will have access to quality dairy products, local fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, and non-perishable foods. The food pantry is set up like a community market, offering our patients a dignified experience that is similar to shopping in a grocery store.
Family HealthCare Network and Kings Community Action Organization will host a celebratory ribbon-cutting event on August 10th at 12:30pm.
The food pantry is now open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am-3:00pm for patients who qualify.
About Family HealthCare Network:
At Family HealthCare Network, our mission is to provide quality health care to all. As a private nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, FHCN includes 48 sites and over 300 clinical providers throughout Tulare, Fresno, and Kings Counties. Our services include family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, adult and children’s dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine, behavioral health, nutritional counseling, health education, case management, community health and outreach, and eligibility assistance.
Family HealthCare Network is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.