Located at Sisters Health Center D’Youville, operating inside the university’s Health Professions Hub, our Food Farmacy acknowledges and addresses the intersection between hunger and health. This program is designed to improve the health of our vulnerable community members by providing access to nutritious food, personalized nutrition counseling, healthy cooking demonstrations and other nutrition education services.
Our Food Farmacy is an innovative partnership that combines health services with food access. A dietitian from FeedMore WNY works with Sisters Health Center patients to provide education on proper nutrition and to assess their ongoing health relative to desired outcomes.
Area residents and students who are in-need are able to get the same full service offerings from the Food Farmacy, but must opt-in to participate in programming, which includes working with a FeedMore WNY dietitian.
The pantry provides whole grains, shelf-stable fruits, vegetables and proteins; as well as a variety of fresh, perishable foods to nourish patients of Sisters Health Center D’Youville, the university’s students and West Side community members in need.
Food Farmacy services are available to anyone. Patients of Catholic Health’s Sisters Health Center, located on the first floor of the Health Professions Hub, are automatically screened for food insecurity and referred to FeedMore WNY for Food Farmacy services, as appropriate. All community members are also welcome to access the pantry and benefit from the Farmacy program if they choose to participate.
The Food Farmacy is located at Sisters Health Center D’Youville, operating inside the university’s Health Professions Hub, at 301 Connecticut St., Buffalo, NY 14213.
Meet with the pantry representative on the second floor of the D’Youville Health Professions Hub to register. Appointments can be made over the phone by calling (716) 829-7736.
The food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There is no cost for services.
For questions regarding the Food Farmacy and food pantry services at D’Youville University, please contact:
Katie Morris, FeedMore WNY registered dietitian
The Food Farmacy is a collaboration between Catholic Health, D’Youville University and FeedMore WNY.
The program is generously supported through UnitedHealthcare.