See our current  long-term food security plan below.

Sustainable Food Access Plan for Seniors

Plans for longer-term solutions to food insecurity are already underway. There are three major components.

1. Community Health Promoters

As part of a coalition of agencies, which received funding from the Duke-Durham Fund, EHD trained resident leaders to encourage COVID-19 prevention measures, promote health education, and connect people to resources. These Community Health Promoters received a stipend for their service through September. Many are continuing as volunteers.  EHD staff is encouraging and supporting their efforts.

2. Access to Information and Resources

EHD has joined with local agencies to help older adults bridge the digital divide so they can order groceries, find resources, and communicate with family and friends.

For those who cannot use a smart phone, tablet, or computer, we will continue with updates on COVID-19 and information on food and other resources to our CHPs.

3.Improved Access to Grocery Stores

EHD is exploring ways to improve seniors’ access to grocery stores. This could include volunteer drivers, better information about existing public transit services, special bus service for seniors to grocery stores, or assistance with ordering groceries for delivery.¬†