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Food is Medicine Mid-Year Convening

We are thrilled to share the success of God’s Love We Deliver’s recent advocacy visit to Washington, D.C., alongside fellow members of the Food is Medicine Coalition. This trip provided us with a platform to engage with our Congressional Representatives, offering them valuable insights into our mission, programs, and the incredible dedication of our volunteer community. During our discussions, we emphasized the importance of the Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act, a bipartisan initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of medically tailored meal interventions on various health outcomes. This legislation has the potential to not only enhance patient well-being but also generate substantial cost savings for the American healthcare system, projecting savings of $13.6 billion and the prevention of 1.6 million hospitalizations.

Among the esteemed members of our advocacy team were David Ludwigson, Karen Pearl, Lisa Zullig, Kelly Naranjo, and Camila Gomez. Together, we passionately advocated for critical priorities alongside the Food is Medicine Coalition, including increased funding for the Ryan White CARE Act and support for the Office of Nutrition Research. Our meetings with the offices of Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, and Booker, as well as Representatives Meng, Ocasio-Cortez, Malliotakis, Nadler, and Torres, were met with warmth and receptivity. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to amplify the voices of those we serve and champion legislation that will positively impact the lives of countless individuals across the nation.

As we reflect on our time in Washington, D.C., we are reminded of the profound impact that collective advocacy can have in shaping policies that prioritize the health and well-being of our communities. With unwavering dedication and continued support from our volunteers, partners, and lawmakers, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that every individual has access to the nourishing meals and care they need to thrive. Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to our life sustaining mission.

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