AARP Foundation, through its Evidence Based Solutions grant competition, has funded Help At Your Door to increase their level of evidence and simultaneously work to refine their program model for future scalability.
Help At Your Door
—Karen Cotch, Executive Director of Help At Your Door
This project will help to evaluate and replicate Help At Your Door’s home food delivery model. To achieve this aim, Help At Your Door will:
Volunteer Shoppers: In addition to improving food access for homebound older adults, Help At Your Door also engages volunteer adults age 50 and older. With an average age of 65, almost 40% of shoppers are 70 or older. By providing an opportunity for volunteerism and social interaction, Help At Your Door encourages social connectedness for volunteers and program participants simultaneously.
USDA Purchasing Pilot: Help At Your Door has been selected by the USDA as one of five organizations nationally to help pilot SNAP payment acceptance by non-profit and governmental organizations. These new provisions allow for purchase and delivery of SNAP eligible food for elderly and disabled individuals who would not be able to utilize SNAP benefits otherwise.
We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.
Aging in Place
The Campus Kitchens Project
EatSF Food Voucher Program
Food on the Move
Help at Your Door
Home Care Cooperatives
Impact L. A.
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