Mahoney
Service in Action

Fighting Philly’s Food Insecurity, One Grocery Bag at a Time

Eden Engel-Rebitzer was in her third year at PSOM and had started her sub-internship when COVID-19 hit the region. Eager to find “a concrete thing [she] could do to alleviate suffering,” she and a group of compassionate peers created One Extra Bag, a grocery delivery program that aims to address food insecurities caused or worsened by the pandemic. Though the program began as a way to assist Penn Medicine housestaff, it quickly grew to include home-bound geriatric patients and individuals who became home-bound due to positive COVID-19 diagnoses. This is just one of the stories you’ll find in Service in Action, our community impact report for 2020. We invite you to read the stories, watch the videos, and learn about the people who are shaping the way Penn Medicine serves the communities that make us who we are.

On the News Blog

Penn Medicine In the News

  • Doctor Says One in 10 Elderly COVID-19 Patients Rehospitalized

    September 28, 2020
  • Ankle Pain Led to Ominous Medical Mystery

    September 26, 2020
  • Penn Medicine and Others Launch Coalition to Transform Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

    September 26, 2020
  • After Enduring Three Heart Attacks in One Year, Woman Receives Heart Transplant

    September 25, 2020
  • Americans in the Dark About Dementia and Alzheimer’s Symptoms

    September 24, 2020
  • College Students Give Virtual Respite to Dementia Caregivers

    September 22, 2020
Share This Page: