We are collaborating with ChristianaCare, to provide an innovative solution for reducing the health disparities experienced by vulnerable communities and exacerbated by COVID-19. We plan to minimize the barriers to equitable care through a new operating model that combines an LCS mobile Food Farmacy model with a multidisciplinary care team from ChristianaCare (primary care, behavioral health, nutritional counseling and a community health worker). As a result, high risk community members will be provided with the food and support necessary for them to control their chronic conditions, all in a radically convenient way.
The pilot program will start with 50 households in Christiana’s Wilmington practice. Each participant will be in the program for 6 months, LCS will provide enough healthy food for 10 meals per week for each participant, and each family member. Therefore, one family of four would receive enough food for approximately 1,000 meals over the course of the program. Clients will use an order form to select among fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats, low fat dairy beans, grains and other items. This picture is of an actual order for a household of two. We are expanding our food sourcing to include wholesalers and other providers in order to meet the demand and provide specialty items.