Providing the Comfort of a Good Meal

While you’re visiting our hospital, the last thing you need to worry about is where you’ll get your next meal. Our meal assistance services provide nutrition access for families in need, so you can focus on the healing journey ahead.

Medicaid Meal Tickets

Call (877) 633-8747 to see if you qualify.

If your child receives Medicaid and you live out of town, you may qualify for help with meals each day your child is here. If Medicaid authorizes your meals, the staff located in the Family Connection on the 5th floor will provide your meal tickets. Medicaid meal tickets may be used at the Driscoll Food Factory (Cafeteria) located on the basement level.

Breastfeeding Meal Tickets

Call the Family Connection at (361) 694-5058 to learn more.

Mothers who are breastfeeding (not supplementing) may qualify for breastfeeding meal tickets through the Food and Nutrition Department. Ask your nurse or dietitian to see if you qualify. Breastfeeding meal tickets may be used in the Driscoll Food Factory (Cafeteria). If you need breastfeeding meal tickets or a breast pump, please check with your nurse.

Learn More about Breastfeeding Support.

Food Pantry in The Family Connection

Call the Family Connection at (361) 694-5058 to learn more.

The Family Connection has a small food pantry for families who don't qualify for any meal programs and who cannot afford to pay for their own meals. Please visit The Family Connection on the 5th floor (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) or ask our staff to contact your social worker.


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