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AARP Foundation. For a future without senior poverty.

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.

AARP Foundation Grant Program

Help At Your Door

 

 




“AARP Foundation is helping us to look at tracking measures so we can show another non-profit how they would use the program—what would it entail and how many people would it impact.”

—Karen Cotch, Executive Director of Help At Your Door

Project Description

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:

  • Develop and implement an evaluation framework for the USDA SNAP purchasing pilot
  • Analyze pilot results
  • Refine the Help At Your Door program model for future replication
AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation

Project Highlights

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.

AARP Foundation Grant Program

AARP Foundation

Evidence Base

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.

 

AARP Foundation Grant Program

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation Grant Program

Help At Your Door

“I’ve lived in my home since 1978. I love to cook and entertain, but I have MS and it was clear to me that I just can’t carry things home from the grocery store anymore. Help At Your Door’s grocery service has been immensely helpful and my driver is unfailingly kind.”

—Help At Your Door Participant

Grantee Profiles

We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.