Food Farmacy a source of guidance as well as healthy food

The Food Farmacy is based at Ellis Medicine’s McClellan Street campus and serves Medicaid-eligible patients referred by Ellis for reasons such as limited access to nutritious food and limited understand of what good nutrition entails.

The joint venture of Ellis, Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, and the Alliance for Better Health is open five days a week at 600 McClellan St. It will provide up to three days’ worth of fresh produce and other nutritious food to people who need it.

Dr. Jacob Reider, CEO of the Alliance, said the Farmacy provides short-term help and long-term guidance.

“Practice with great food choices is a really good way to start,” Reider said. “It’s not, ‘Eat well three days,’ it’s ‘Learn how to eat well for the rest of your life.’” Read More…