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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.”

Food Security
  • 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.
Food Insecurity
  • 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'.   

Rx for Food Sites

Food for Others
2938 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 207-9173

Take the SURVEY, to see if you qualify!