Screen & Intervene Program Partners

The Brazos Valley Food Bank partners with medical providers to identify food insecure families and individuals and connect those identified with resources.

As a Screen & Intervene Partner Site, you will work alongside the Brazos Valley Food Bank to help address hunger in your community.

 

How Do We Screen?

There are 2 simple, nationally validated and widely-used questions, available in multiple languages, which experience has shown are best provided in writing and can be added to patient check in materials or included in a broader health assessment.
 

Click here for more information about Hunger Screening and Intervention.

How Do We Respond to Patients who Screen Positive for Food Insecurity?

  • Referral to Care Coordination team and other resources
  • Resource handout
  • Offer food on-site

The Brazos Valley Food Bank:

  • Raises funds and acquires food for Screen & Intervene
  • Packs Screen & Intervene boxes, with the help of many volunteers
  • Delivers Screen & Intervene boxes to Screen & Intervene Partner Sites  
  • Provides a simple, constantly updated resource handout

Each Screen & Intervene Partner Site:

  • Identifies food insecure patients using 2 simple, nationally validated and widely used questions
  • Refer identified food insecure patients to resources
  • Safely stores Screen & Intervene boxes until delivered to patients (if providing food)
  • Report each month, telling us about the population served through the Screen & Intervene Program

Become a Screen & Intervene Partner site  -  If your clinic is interested in more information about Screen & Intervene, contact Morayo Suara at morayos@bvfb.org