Member Spotlight: Bristol Meyers Squibb
Access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic is a concern, especially for immunocompromised patients unable to leave their homes for risk of exposure. Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation is supporting two organizations, Team Rubicon and the Patient Advocate Foundation, with a COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program. It will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program, expected to benefit thousands of patients nationwide, is funded by a $7 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes health equity and seeks to improve the outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases.