Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Food for Health Program

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $50,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Human Services


To support the hospital’s Food for Health Program which provides fresh food delivery to high risk patients who are food insecure during the COVID pandemic.

Founded in 1972, Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC), is BIDMC’s flagship community health center, and has been a cornerstone of Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood for more than 40 years. At the health center, BIDMC physicians and medical staff provide critical pediatric and adult primary care, with a specialization in chronic disease management, integrated behavioral health, and maternal care. In order to help meet the increasing hunger insecurity in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood during the COVID-19 pandemic, BSHC is committed to providing increased food access for families.