Mobile Rx Pantry Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please note, there will be NO direct or face-to-face interaction with participants. We are proactively outlining procedures for social distancing as well as for keeping staff and the public safe. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks.

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 our community, FHN and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are partnering to make sure everyone in our community has access to plenty of good, nutritious food.

The free Mobile Rx Pantry Program distributes healthy produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats to participants who may be experiencing food insecurity. If you qualify, all you need to do is “check up” on your health with a free blood pressure screening and answer a few questions!

How Can I Participate?

Free blood pressure screenings are provided by the FHN Top 50 wellness group, and are open for adults of any age. They're open to everyone, regardless of income, and some screening dates include a free screening for diabetes, too. (Check our Calendar of Events to find screening dates.)

Each screening is performed by a registered nurse who can explain the results and answer general health questions. Health information also is available at each screening.

If you'd like to qualify for the Mobile Rx program at any of our free blood pressure screenings, we'll ask a few questions about your food supply - we want to make sure that Mobile Rx goods go to the people who need it most.

  • Screenings will be held from 10 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.

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 1:30 p.m., or until the food is gone.

Since all FHN Top 50 Blood Pressure Screening through May 9 have been cancelled,
no vouchers will be needed for the April 15&29 dates.

Mobile Rx Pantry Program dates for the beginning of 2020 are:

Wed, Apr 15 at Fire Station #1, 904 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport (no voucher needed)
Wed, Apr 29 at Fire Station #1, 904 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport (no voucher needed)

Wed, May 13 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 607 E Stephenson St, Freeport
Wed, Jun 3 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 607 E Stephenson St, Freeport
Wed, Jun 17 at Freeport Lincoln Mall

If you have any questions about the Mobile Rx Pantry Program, call 815-599-6317.