Community Gives 4,000 Pounds of Food to Cone Health Brito Food Program

The Brito Food Program provides healthy food and education to patients in the Piedmont Triad.

Greensboro – In just 12 hours, the community donated thousands of pounds of food – and thousands of dollars – to support the women Cone Health serves.

On Wednesday, May 25, community members donated 4,400 pounds of food and nearly $7,000 in cash donations during the second food drive for the Cone Health Brito Food Program. The event took place at the Renaissance Shops at Phillips Avenue in Greensboro.

The Brito Food Program provides healthy food options to patients at the Cone Health MedCenter for Women and facilities across the health system.

Part of the program is the Dr. Miguel and Denese Brito Nutrition and Education Center at MedCenter for Women. The medical food market provides healthy and nutritious food to women and their families experiencing food insecurity, hardship or chronic disease. The center also teaches women how to make better food choices and connects them with community resources.

During the program’s first drive in November 2021, the community donated 3,222 pounds of food and more than $2,800 in cash donations.

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