Participants visit Vital Bridges’ grocery centers and select from an array of nutritious foods at no cost to the participant. There are three grocery centers in the Chicago neighborhoods on the north, south and west sides. Eligible participants can shop weekly selecting nutritious food equal to 10 meals per week.
|Acronyms / Alternate Names||VB|
|Company||Heartland Alliance Health|
|Division||Food and Nutrition|
Food distribution through three grocery centers. Registered and Licensed Dietitians offer individual and group nutrition counseling at the three grocery centers.
Eligibility to the food program must return the documents on the application checklist including verification from a physician of an HIV diagnosis and an income of no more than $2,942 per monthly (excluding SNAP benefits). Eligibility is reviewed annually.
Nutrition services are available to anyone who is HIV+. You do not have to be receiving food services to see a Dietitian.
|Referral / Intake|
Referrals to the food and/or nutrition program can come from any agency. Please follow the application checklist for required documents.
Contact the Intake Coordinator at 773-826-7066 to apply for services. Click here to download the required intake documents.
|Appointments / Walk-ins|
After intake is completed, eligible participants participate in food & nutrition services during specific hours at approved site. The program does not accept walk-ins.
All services are free of charge.
The three Vital Bridges sites have varying service days and hours. To obtain this information, contact the Intake Coordinator at 773-826-7066
|Contact First Name||Laura|
|Contact Last Name||Samnadda|
|Contact Position / Job Title||Food and Nutrition Program Manager|
|Contact Phone||773-826-7066 or 312-350-6393|