Food Resources for Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) offer an updated “Screen & Intervene: A Toolkit for Pediatricians to Address Food Insecurity,” designed to help pediatricians identify and address childhood food insecurity.

DC Hunger Solutions

To create a hunger-free community and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income District residents.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose: To create a hunger free community and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well being of low income District residents. One way we do this is by increasing participation in federal nutrition programs like, SNAP, WIC and School Meals

Summary of Benefits: SNAP provide s households money to put food on the table with dignity. Each month EBT cards are refilled

Qualifications: Use this calculator to find out if you’re eligible for SNAP.

Application: Online District Direct (dc.gov) or Mobile App & Paper Application. DCHS staff can help screen, apply, recertify and resolve case issues over the phone. Providers and families can make referrals or appointments with this web form , calling our voicemail at (202) 640-1088 or email Info@dchunger.org

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DC Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Helps pregnant women, new mother and children with supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose

Helps pregnant women, new mother and children with supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk

Summary of Benefits/Services

  • Monthly food benefits: Fruits and vegetables (Cash Value), Cereal, Eggs, Beans/Peanut butter, Whole Grains, Milk/Cheese/Tofu, Formula (Infant and Medical foods)
  • Breastfeeding Support: Peer Counselor, Lactation Counselors, Breast pump
  • Free access to Licensed Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians
  • Community Resources: Immunization, Substance abuse referrals, Housing

Qualifications

  • DC residency
  • Income guidelines (less than 185% FPL)
  • Proof of identity (i.e., picture ID, driver’s license)
  • Baby or child & his/her birth certificate or hospital discharge papers
  • Proof of pregnancy

Application Process

  • Easy DC WIC online referral form
  • Four appointments per year
  • Check height and weight, hemoglobin screening, dietary and
    breastfeeding assessment, nutrition education for the family

Benefits Format

  • EBT card, EzWIC App, Patient Portal coming soon

WIC Prescriptions/Medical Referral Form:

download here

Contact for Families:

www.dcwic.org

202-442-9397

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202-442-9397

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DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose: DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

Summary of Benefits/Services: DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation with social ventures including scratch cooked farm to school meals in DC schools; delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets; and operating fast casual cafes.

Food Access Programs: Free & Reduced Lunch Program Eligibility (DC Central Kitchen Healthy School Food); SNAP/EBT benefits, plus a SNAP Match program & WIC at select stores in network (Healthy Corners DC Central Kitchen Benefit Programs)

Qualifications: There are no requirements via DCCK for either Healthy Corners or our Healthy School Food programs

Benefit Format: EBT Card/WIC Checks/SNAP Match Coupon for Healthy Corners

Contact for Families: www.dccentralkitchen.org

Contact for Providers: Ja’Sent Brown, email

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Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table provides access to high quality education, health and wellness, and family support resources. Every Washingtonian deserves the opportunity to thrive.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose: Ensure every Washingtonian has the opportunity to thrive

Summary of benefits/services: Martha’s Table provides access to high quality education, health and wellness, and family support resources.

Food access programs: No enrollment process for Lobby Markets; Joyful Food Markets held in school sites are open to enrolled students and their families.

Application process: NO application process

Benefits format: Martha’s Table offers healthy food markets to ensure neighbors have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and shelf-stable pantry items at no-cost. Additionally, our McKenna’s Wagon, mobile meal van, distributes hot meals at two downtown locations to support neighbors experiencing housing insecurity or hunger.

Contact for providers: 202-328-6608 | dbanzon@marthastable.org

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Capital Area Food Bank

Helping our neighbors thrive by creating more equitable access to food and opportunity through community partnerships. CAFB distributes food to a network of over 450 food assistance organizations, we supply over 45 million meals a year to families in the Washington metro area.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose: Help our neighbors thrive by creating more equitable access to food and opportunity through community partnerships.

Summary of Benefits/Services: CAFB distributes food to a network of over 450 food assistance organizations, we supply over 45 million meals a year to families in the Washington metro area.

Qualification fand supporting documents: The CAFB tries to reduce barriers to accessing healthy food. We encourage our partners to have as few requirements as possible and our direct programs have little to no eligibility requirements. When government foods are used such as TEFAP or CSFP, CACFP, SFSP eligibility varies by program.

Application process: Online portal YES WEBSITE. In person meeting required y/n – NO

Benefits format: Groceries: fresh produce & pantry staples; groceries
available differ by site: pantries, on site food programs, senior centers, etc.

Contact for families & providers:

Clink “GET HELP” at the top of the screen for info on food providers. Hunger Lifeline call (202) 644 9807 for help finding emergency food

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(202) 644-9807

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DC Department of Human Services

DHS’s purpose is to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance, and supportive services. 

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

DHS administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families on an EBT card to purchase food at authorized retailers, farmer’s markets, and participating online retailers. 

Purpose: To empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance, and supportive services.

Benefits: DHS administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides monthly benefits to low income individuals and families on a EBT card to purchase food at authorized retailers, farmer’s markets, and participating online retailers.

Qualifications: Households must meet both a gross (130 % of the Federal Poverty Limit) and net income limit (100% of the Federal Poverty Limit). Households with a senior (age 60 or older) or a person with a disability only need to meet the net income limit.

Application Process: Households must submit an application and documentation to verify eligibility factors like identity, residency, and income.

Applications are accepted online ( districtdirect.dc.gov ), in person at a DHS Service Center, mail, or
via fax.

Interviews are required as part of the application process, either over the phone or in person,
but are waived through July 2022

District residents can visit HERE for more information or call the DHS Public Benefits Call Center at (202) 727-5355 7:30 am 4:45 pm, Monday Friday; TTY/TDD 711

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Food & Friends

Food & Friends is the only community-based organization in the D.C. region providing home-delivered medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy to our neighbors living with serious illnesses. Individuals receiving services must be referred by a medical provider or insurer.

Purpose, Services, Qualification, Application, Benefits, Contact

Purpose: Food & Friends is the only community based organization in the D.C. region providing home delivered medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy to our neighbors living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other serious illnesses.

Summary of Benefits/Services: We provide freshly prepared, home delivered medically tailored meals, groceries and nutrition therapy for neighbors with serious illnesses and their dependents and caregivers. We also connect them to a caring community of volunteers who deliver the meals.

Qualifications and Supporting Documents: Individuals receiving services must be referred by a medical provider or insurer. There is no income requirement for our services.

Application Process: Online portal

Benefits format: Freshly prepared, home delivered medically tailored meals and groceries plus individualized therapy with a registered dietitian.

Contact for Families: (202) 269 2277 FOODANDFRIENDS.ORG

Contact for Providers: phone number/email Tori Carney (she/they) | (202) 269 6845 | tcarney@foodandfriends.org

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Food Resources for Families

DC Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Helps pregnant women, new mother and children with supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women.

Access

WEBSITE

202-442-9397

DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

Access

WEBSITE

Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table provides access to high quality education, health and wellness, and family support resources. Every Washingtonian deserves the opportunity to thrive.

Access

WEBSITE

202-328-6608

EMAIL

Capital Area Food Bank

Helping our neighbors thrive by creating more equitable access to food and opportunity through community partnerships. CAFB distributes food to a network of over 450 food assistance organizations, we supply over 45 million meals a year to families in the Washington metro area.

Access

WEBSITE

(202) 644-9807

DC Department of Human Services

DHS’s purpose is to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance, and supportive services. 

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DHS administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families on an EBT card to purchase food at authorized retailers, farmer’s markets, and participating online retailers.

Access

WEBSITE

(202) 727-5355

Food & Friends

Food & Friends is the only community-based organization in the D.C. region providing home-delivered medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy to our neighbors living with serious illnesses. Individuals receiving services must be referred by a medical provider or insurer. 

Access

WEBSITE

(202) 269-2277

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