Diabetic Pantry Program

Diabetic Pantry Program

DISCLAIMER: SINCE HURRICANE HARVEY WE HAVE MADE CHANGES TO THE DIABETIC PROGRAM AND THESE ARE THE NEW CLIENT REQUIREMENTS!

Mission statement: We fight food insecurity and promote improved health through Diabetic nutrition education focused on teaching clients how to maximize community resources and proper nutrition.

New Client Requirements for the Southeast Texas Food Bank Diabetic Program:

-Clinically diagnosed Type I & II Diabetics, pre-Diabetics, or Diabetes prevention are all encouraged to apply

-Must attend all three FREE Diabetic Nutrition workshops to receive the box of food

-Provide clinical A1c record no later than second workshop

-Supplies to check blood sugar (glucose meter)

-Keep track of glucose 3 times a week for first 3 months of program

-Bring glucose tracking record when picking up monthly Healthy Food Box

-A1c’s due 4 times a year (every 3 months), or 2 times (every 6 months) if on maintenance or pre-diabetic

 

Diabetic Nutrition Workshops:

Workshop #1: Diabetes and Nutrition

Workshop #2: Protein

Workshop #3: Build A Meal (receive first Healthy Box)

 

Call (409) 839-8777 for locations, times, and dates

Dial 2-1-1 for free, bilingual information and referrals for food assistance and other health and human services.

The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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