Mobile Rx Pantry Program

Good Nutrition, the Best Prescription for Good Health

Good health is more than taking the pills your provider prescribes. In fact, if he or she could, the very first prescription your provider would write for you would be for a nutritious diet!

As part of the community’s Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) initiative to promote well-being for everyone in the community, FHN and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are partnering to get a healthy dose of good, nutritious food to those who need it.

The free Mobile Rx Pantry Program will distribute healthy produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats to participants on a regular basis.

How Can I Participate?

You'll need to be screened before each pick-up event to see if you qualify for the program. If you qualify, you'll be given a voucher for the program. There are 2 ways to qualify for a voucher:

  • Screenings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the event site before each pick-up event program. (While you're there, make sure to have your blood pressure checked!)
  • Screenings are also are available at every free FHN Top 50 Blood Pressure Screening.

You can find a full listing of blood pressure screening dates, times, and locations on our online calendar.

Once you've gotten your voucher, you'll be able to present it at the next pick-up event. Pick-up time is always from noon to 2 p.m.

Mobile Rx Pantry Program dates for the rest of 2019 are:

Tuesday, Oct. 29 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 607 E. Stephenson Street
Monday, Nov. 11 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 607 E. Stephenson Street
Monday, Nov. 25 at Freeport Lincoln Mall
Friday, Dec. 13 at Freeport Lincoln Mall

If you have any questions about the Mobile Rx Pantry Program, call 815-599-6402.