JEN MORE LOCAL NEWS … JEN AT BOX: SOME PATIENTS CAN NOW GET A PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY FOOD. DOCTOR KARISSA MERRITT AT COX-HEALTH .. FAMILY MEDICAL-CARE CENTER .. WAS INSPIRED TO HELP HER PATIENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH FOOD INSECURITY. THROUGH HER EFFORTS .. DOCTORS IN THE COX HEALTH SYSTEM .. CAN NOW WRITE ‘PRESCRIPTIONS’ FOR HEALTHY FOOD. PATIENTS CAN REDEEM THOSE PRESCRIPTIONS AT CROSSLINES AND SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY GARDENS. FAMILY MEDICAL-CARE CENTER PHYSICIANS ALSO HAVE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF FOOD AT THE CLINIC .. FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE IN CRISIS AND CAN’T WAIT. LAST WEEK, THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REPORTED – ONE IN EIGHT MISSOURIANS HAD DIFFICULTY AT SOME POINT IN 20-18 PROVIDING ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD. DAVID

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