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Foundation supports free meals for kids

October 7, 2019Our Stories

Thanks to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, children in Sandoval County have access to free, healthy food when they need it.

Since September 1, 2019, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center (Rust) has offered free meals for all children, joining six Presbyterian hospitals that already provide free meals. Meals are available seven days a week: breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Rust program will be entirely paid for by the Foundation.

"Every child should have reliable access to nutritious meals," said Rick Scott, president of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. "The Foundation is proud to support the expansion of this meaningful program to Rust Medical Center and the surrounding community."

Since the free meal program began in 2016, Presbyterian has provided more than 48,130 healthy meals to children.

A list of Presbyterian hospitals and free meal times is available here.

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