La Red launches Produce Prescription Program

2/15/2024 –

The Produce Prescription Program is a partnership between La Red Health Center and Dittmar Family Farms in Felton to bring fresh produce to pediatric patients facing food insecurity.

La Red serves just under 14,000 patients at its three offices in Milford, Georgetown and Seaford. Approximately 99% of those patients live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

“We have a special population whose food source isn’t very secure – what they can get and when. Sometimes because of their status they don’t qualify for government help. A lot of them have issues in transportation and some don’t even know where the Food Banks are,” Dr. Marisel Santiago, Director of La Red’s Pediatric Department.

Each week, 20 boxes of fresh produce are delivered and split between La Red’s three offices.

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