Rx for Food
What is Food Insecurity?
The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”
- High food security: no reports of food access problems or limitations.
- Marginal food security: one or two reports of anxiety over food sufficiency or shortage of food in the house. Little or no indication of changes in diets or food intake.
- Low food security: reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.
- Very low food security: Reports of multiple occasions of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
Rx for Food is a health care provider solution to address “food insecurity” experienced by their patient and their families.
Our providers may be able to provide you with a prescription for food. If you qualify, we will give you a prescription to take to one of our partners, Food for Others in Fairfax, or Western Fairfax Christian Ministries in Chantilly, where they will give you food. Your household can get food one time per week, but you must have a 'PRESCRIPTION'.
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Take the SURVEY
, to see if you qualify!