December 20, 2017

Presby VP of Philanthropy & Mission Support Lynn Johnson-Porter and 58th Street resident Robert Nowell appeared on set to talk about how the initiative is supporting healthier lifestyles for affordable housing residents.

Presby hit the local airwaves again this past Tuesday morning as our Cupboards of Care program was highlighted on NBC10’s 11 a.m. newscast.

Presby Vice President of Philanthropy and Mission Support Lynn Johnson-Porter and 58th Street campus resident Robert Nowell, a Cupboards of Care participant, appeared in studio alongside anchor Erin Coleman to discuss the program and how it is helping our affordable housing residents to transition into healthier lifestyles.

Conceptualized in 2016, Cupboards of Care is program affordable housing residents enroll in and allows them access to gift cards, which are to be used on healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.

“They no longer have to choose between healthy food and medicine, for example,” Lynn said. “Many of them lament about having difficulties affording fresh fruits and veggies. What we see are low blood pressure reports and weight loss. … It’s already having a great impact and making a huge difference.

Robert has been enrolled in the program since its inception and credits the program with helping him make better eating decisions.

“Before the program, I was eating some fruits and vegetables, but not as many as I should be eating, Robert said. “The main thing is learning how to eat healthy.”

To see the full segment that aired on Tuesday’s 11 a.m. newscast, please click here.