• MCOP Food RX
    Food RX

Service Info

  • Family Medical Center
    8765 Lewis Avenue

  • Every Wednesday
    10:00am ~ 3:00pm

  • 734.241.2775
    ext. 206

The idea of the Food Pharmacy originated from work already being done by ProMedica in Toledo. In essence, patients who identify as having food insecurity and/or have special dietary needs can visit the Food Pharmacy with a “prescription” from the physician for fresh and healthy food. MCOP will offer fresh and healthy options on-site when patients visit. The Food Pharmacy in Temperance will be open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In August 2016, Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) was awarded funding through the Healthy Food Connect Initiative introduced by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The overall purpose of MCOP’s grant is to expand access to fresh and healthy food for low-income Monroe County residents. The first component of this grant to be rolled out is the introduction of the first Food Pharmacy in Monroe County.

MCOP is working in partnership with Family Medical Center (FMC) of Michigan to open a Food Pharmacy at the FMC location in Temperance, 8765 Lewis Avenue. The Food Pharmacy will open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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