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 our partner, Food for Others in Fairfax, and they will give you food. Your household can get food one time per week, but you must have a 'PRESCRIPTION'.
Take the SURVEY, to see if you qualify!