Family Assistance Program

Feeding Matters understands that many families face significant financial difficulty due to the high costs of treating pediatric feeding disorder, and the overall lack of insurance coverage, which is why we are proud to launch the new Family Assistance Program. Designed to assist families in their time of need, the Family Assistance Program will award five, $2,000 awards to help cover costs related to PFD.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 13, 2019.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Any parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18 with pediatric feeding disorder who can demonstrate financial need may apply for financial assistance from the Family Assistance Program. Applicants must reside in the United States. Feeding Matters founders, directors, officers, staff, selection committee, council members, community advisors, substantial contributors, and their family members are not eligible to apply in order to eliminate bias. Also, past recipients of the Family Assistance Program are not eligible to apply a second time.

Can I apply if my child has health insurance coverage?

Yes, you may apply even if your child has health insurance coverage. The application for assistance will ask you to list costs you expect to incur that directly relate to caring for a child with pediatric feeding disorder and are not covered by your insurance provider. Examples of expenses often incurred due to pediatric feeding disorder and traditionally not covered by insurance include but are not limited to, medical or caregiving expenses such as a registered dietitian, clinical psychologist, feeding tube supplies, feeding programs, travel for treatment, special formulas, household items related to caring for a child with pediatric feeding disorder (e.g., carpeting, feeding supplies, blenders, etc.), pediatric feeding disorder education, or family counseling.

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