Clients receive a food prescription when referred by a designated Healthcare Partner or commit to a Community Health Program.
Clients receive a food prescription (Food Rx) when referred by a designated Healthcare Partner or when they commit to a Community Health Program that improves their health and well being.
Food Rx clients redeem their Food Rx twice a month at Food for Change Markets, where they can select 30 pounds of free fruits and vegetables plus 4 additional healthy items. Clients can also attend educational events at the Market, such as cooking demos, as their schedule allows. Nutrition education material will also be available for clients to get new ideas for how to prepare their food.
By having increased access to nutritious food, individuals can better manage their health while lowering the financial stress of household grocery costs, which can result is improved health outcomes and decreased food insecurity.
The Food Rx program partners with healthcare systems, clinics, and organizations that provide health programming to community members. Food Rx is most appropriate for populations who are at-risk for or have chronic diseases or are participating in a health and wellness program. There are two models for partnership: Community Health Program and Healthcare Partner. See more information on the Food Rx fact sheet.
Our Food Rx partners include:
If interested in participating in Food Rx at these partner sites, please contact them for eligibility requirements.
AccessHealth – Richmond Center
400 Austin St,
Richmond, TX 77469
Central Care Integrated Health Services – MLK Clinic
8610 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77033
25722 Kingsland Blvd #111
Katy, TX 77494
Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network (DAWN)
El Centro de Corazon
7037 Capitol St., Ste. N100
Houston, TX 77011
Harris Health System – Strawberry Health Center
927 Shaw Ave
Pasadena, TX 77506
Pasadena Health Center
908 Southmore Ave #100,
Pasadena, TX 77502
San Jose Clinic
2615 Fannin Street,
Houston, TX 77002
Spring Branch Community Health Center – Cy-Fair Clinic
7777 Westgreen Blvd.
Cypress, TX 77433
Spring Branch Community Health Center – Pitner Clinic
8575 Pitner Road
Houston, TX 77080
Spring Branch Community Health Center – West Houston Clinic
19333 Clay Road
Katy, TX 77449
St. Mary’s Clinic
2120 S Wayside Dr. Ste. B
Houston, TX 77023
Texas Children’s Hospital: upWORDS
To be added to the wait list, fill out the online form or email your name, phone number and email address to upWORDS@texaschildrens.org.
UT Physicians Multispecialty – Jensen
2620 E. Crosstimbers Street, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77093
Women’s Resource Center of Houston