Food & Friends

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The mission of Food & Friends is to “improve the lives and health of people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses that limit their ability to provide nourishment for themselves.”

~ “Monday through Saturday, Food & Friends delivers nutritionally-tailored, delicious meals directly to our clients’ homes. Each delivery includes food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with liquid nutritional supplements, as needed.”
~ “Food & Friends’ Groceries-to-Go service is available for individuals and families who live outside our freshly-prepared meals delivery area. It is also available for those clients who are able to do light meal preparation, or who have a caregiver to do so. Delivered to clients every other week, Groceries-to-Go includes fresh produce, frozen meats such as fish and poultry, frozen soups and entrees prepared in our kitchen, and pantry items.”
~They also provide the following services: On-site cooking classes, Educational handouts on increasing protein and calorie intake, food safety and more, and Off-site group presentations on nutrition related to HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.
~ “Determination of eligibility is entirely health-based; Food & Friends has no requirements for income or insurance coverage.”
~ “To be eligible for our services, one must have a qualifying illness or be receiving hospice care, have a compromised nutritional status, and a limited ability to prepare his/her own meals. Qualifying illness include: HIV/AIDS, cancer, poorly-controlled diabetes, stage 5 renal disease, congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder “COPD” (stage III or IV), multiple sclerosis (RRPS, SPMS, PPMS), ALS (middle or late stages), and Parkinson’s (Stage III, IV or V).”
~All meals are free-of-charge to the client.
~Food & Friends clients must be referred by a healthcare provider.
~To get started, click here for referral agencies.

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219 Riggs Rd NE, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 269-2277

Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
8:00 am-2:00 pm Friday

Last updated: 08.13.19

Region |Northeast|Ward 5|Washington DC

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