Food as Medicine Initiative

In 2021, Faith Community Pharmacy conducted research that showed many of our diabetic patients wanted to better manage their disease through diet and exercise, but faced two unique challenges: they weren’t sure exactly what they should be eating and they feared they wouldn’t be able to afford the food even if they did know. This insight inspired us to create partnerships with Be Concerned Food Pantry and the UK Extension Office to provide free, disease specific food education and free disease specific food for our patients and others in our community in need.

How Does It Work

  • Seven one and half hour training classes held in Erlanger, KY
    • Patients are provided a $25 Kroger gift card for every class they attend
    • Transportation support if needed
    • Free disease specific food provided at each meeting
    • Access to a registered dietician throughout the course
  • Ongoing disease specific food support post-training


  • Resident of Kentucky
  • Diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic
  • Unable to afford education classes and/or disease specific food
  • Income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level

Apply for Our Next Class

Our next class begins March 22nd. This class if full and registration is closed. Our next class will be available Fall 2024.

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