Spreading the Love with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM)
Colleges Building Community is an exciting initiative that partners students from several colleges, community members and Geisinger’s Springboard Healthy Scranton. We have been fortunate to help Geisinger document this incredible experience for several years while spreading the message about food insecurity in the region. Students assembled 10,000 meals to be distributed to families with children at local schools. At the schools targeted, a staggering 100 percent of enrolled children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, increasing the likelihood that their families struggle with food insecurity – a serious obstacle to learning, as well as a social determinant of health well within the power of communities to change. It is always humbling for us to work with an organization that is making such a positive impact on their community.