ThedaCare team and community members packed 2,500 boxes of non-perishable food for distribution to anyone in need throughout the ThedaCare system. In partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin , each contains enough food for seven meals. The packages are available at our hospitals to put food directly into the hands of anyone who needs help without an extra trip to a traditional food pantry.
ThedaCare is focusing on food insecurity as one way to help improve the health of our communities outside the walls of our clinics and hospitals. Access to healthy food is at the top of the list of things needed to prevent disease and maintain good health. Worrying about where your next meal might come from can also lead to trauma, mental health concerns and social isolation issues.