Preventive Food Pantry: A Part of Your Medical Care at BMC


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preventive-food-pantry-a-part-of-your-medical-care-at-bmcIn 2001, Boston Medical Center opened the doors to the Preventative Food Pantry after an overwhelming number of patients told their BMC physicians that they were having trouble affording nutritional food for their families.
Located in the Dowling Building, the pantry supplied food to 500 families per month in its early days. Today, it supplies over 50,000 pounds of food per month to more than 1,800 families in the Boston area community. That's 7,000 people per month – 40% whom are children.
Listen to this inspiring segment as Latchman Hiralall, the Manager of the Preventative Food Pantry at BMC, discusses the importance of giving back to those in need, helping the underserved population access to affordable healthy food options, and how it's not just about giving out food, the pantry is a part of their medical care at BMC.

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