Soup truck

Lin, Daren
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p673
Academic Journal
The article presents the foodtruck in Tamale's residential mental health centre. The author mentions that this food truck is the product of the clinic's free food program. It provides meals for patients and former patients since, as the drives of the food truck explains, that many people with mental illness are banned from their families and few have access to treatment. The author mentions that ever since the food truck has been established, the public has seen an improvement on public stigma on those streets.


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