Gina Moreno-John is Leading the Expansion of UCSF Food Equity and Justice Program

UCSF is part of a $20 million Hellman Foundation initiative to reduce food insecurity in San Francisco. We are now part of the Food for Health Collective San Francisco, a partnership of six San Francisco-based organizations working to address food insecurity. UCSF is receiving $3 million from Hellman through June 2028 to expand food programs in our primary care practices.

Gina Moreno-John is leading the expansion of food programming along with leaders from the following UCSF primary care practices: General Internal Medicine, Women’s Primary Care Practice, General Pediatric Practice, Men of Color Program in the 360 Clinic, Lakeshore Family Practice, Women’s HIV clinic, China Basin Family Practice, and Clínica Martín-Baró.

Collectively our group is known as the UCSF Food Equity and Justice program. Our goals are to expand food programming to all UCSF primary care practices and student-run clinics, reduce food insecurity among our patients, address racial and health inequities, and improve the health of food insecure patients.

Read the Hellman Announcement and the LinkedIn post about the initiative.