Senior Focused Partnerships
Serving seniors for an active, healthy life
Senior focused organizations help us identify older adults with the highest need across our communities. Many older adults face unique challenges related to hunger and food insecurity, often needing to choose between paying for medical bills or groceries. We work with active aging organizations and senior housing complexes to provide resources to older adults facing food insecurity. Our partnership with Meals on Wheels and our Prepared Meals helps us reach seniors who are homebound. Senior focused partners account for 14% of our food provider network.
We serve veterans experiencing food insecurity and increasingly homelessness. The ripple effects of the pandemic have only exacerbated the struggles of the veterans we serve. Though we provide support to veterans through dozens of our partner sites, our most targeted efforts take place in partnership with the Coatesville VA Medical Center and White Hall Apartments, a veteran housing site. We support veterans at these sites through the following services:
- Full food pantries at veteran housing sites and the VA
- Emergency grocery boxes for veterans in unstable housing circumstances
- Prepared Meals
- Support for on-site gardens
- Fresh2You Mobile Market and Fruit & Vegetable Prescription
Food & Wellness for Seniors
Older adults who live in poverty and are precariously housed are more likely to be chronically ill, live with multiple illnesses, have poor nutrition, high stress and loneliness, all of which are factors of social exclusion. Together, our programs represent a well-rounded set of strategies to fill service gaps in the community for ensuring access to real, healthy food.