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Food Institute

Are you coping with a medical condition and have difficulty accessing or affording healthy food? The BHS Food Institute can help! The BHS Food Institute is the first of its kind in the Butler region. The BHS Food Institute was established to give everyone a way to stay healthy by learning about and eating healthier foods.

The BHS Food Institute specializes in healthy eating for the whole family, meal planning and preparing healthy recipes on a budget. During each monthly appointment ingredients and cooking instructions for 10 meals will be provided. Participants will also be linked to additional services to manage chronic disease through lifestyle coaching and community resources to improve overall health.

The BHS Food Institute was created to make nutritious meals a reality for more families in the region. To learn more, call 724-284-4504.

Food Insecurity Has Health Implications

Communities with the highest rates of food insecurity face a higher prevalence for diseases and other measures that are tied to poor health.

Defining Food Insecurity:

  • Disruption of food intake because of lack of money or other resources
  • May be short term or long term
  • Risk increases when money to buy food is limited or not available
  • Neighborhood conditions may affect food insecurity
  • Adults who are food insecure are at increased risk for obesity and other negative health outcomes and health disparities

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How it Works

  • Your doctor provides a referral for the BHS Food Institute. You do not need to bring anything to your first appointment
  • Plan to spend 1 hour with us on the initial visit
  • We'll ask you to fill out a short form to tell us about your dietary needs and shopping habits
  • You will leave with a bag of nutritious food - enough for you and your family - for up to 10 meals a months for 6 months



Your generous donation will allow the BHS Food Institute to continue its mission in Butler and Clarion Counties and beyond.

Feed and educate a patient and their family for a week for $25. 100% of your monetary donations will go directly to the BHS Food Institute.

  • Feed and educate a patient and their family for a week: $25
  • Feed and educate a patient and their family for a month: $100
  • Feed and educate a patient and their family for year: $1,200

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Utensil Drive

To donate the tools participants need to open, prepare and store nutritious food, visit the BHS Food Institute Wish List on Amazon. Donations of items can be sent directly to the Food Institute.

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