Have you ever heard of a Food Pharmacy?

In an innovative collaboration with our partners at Second Harvest food bank, Samaritan House has opened Food Pharmacies at our two Free Healthcare Clinics. Our volunteer physicians write “prescriptions” for low-income patients who 1have diabetes. Then, the patients are able to fill those prescriptions right on-site at our Food Pharmacies. Deepest thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank for keeping both pharmacies stocked with fresh produce and other healthy foods. Our Food Pharmacies are thought to be the first of their kind in California.

Hear about it from the innovators themselves in this excellent interview, now airing on Pen Voice!

Pen Voice – 253 – Food Pharmacy from Peninsula TV on Vimeo.

Host Dani Gasparini talks with Bart Charlow, CEO of Samaritan House, and Kathy Jackson, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, about their partnership to form a Food Pharmacy.

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Medical & Dental Clinics Hours and Operation

Free Clinic of San Mateo
19 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403 Map
Tel: 650-578-0400
Hours by appointment only/initial referral from a Case Manager: Contact at 650-347-3648.
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Mon evening 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Third Wednesday evening of the month, 7 – 9 p.m.

Free Clinic of Redwood City
114 Fifth Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063 Map
Tel: 650-839-1447
Hours by appointment only/initial prequalification by the Redwood City Medical Clinic Coordinator: Contact at 650-341-4081 ext. 4005.
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 5 p.m.
One Wednesday evening per month, 5 – 8:30 p.m.