PROGRAM CLOSED: Effective July 1, 2012, operation of the Partners in Caring (PIC) Grocery Delivery program was
Solid Ground to the
Chicken Soup Brigade, a program of
Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
PIC has delivered groceries and provided additional programming to residents of several Seattle public housing residences for more than a decade. However, as part of Solid Ground’s strategic planning process, we sought a more cost-effective way to provide this service.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), which has been a long-time partner with PIC, provided a natural fit since they currently provide some services to these buildings. Funding from the City of Seattle will be transferred to CSB to support the project. All grocery recipients have been made aware of the change and assured that their deliveries will continue.
Impacts of nutrition and human services interventions on the health of elderly and disabled persons in public housing (PDF) – This report by Solid Ground's 2008-09 Congressional Hunger Fellow Collin Siu is the first research evaluating supportive services funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ROSS RSDM – Elderly and Persons with Disabilities grant.
The study provides evidence that nutrition and human services interventions improve the health of seniors and people living with disabilities. Services decrease social isolation, the non-treatment of chronic conditions, and the proportion of evictions that result in the tenant having to leave his/her unit.
However, residents still face significant barriers to accessing healthy foods, low fruit and vegetable intake, and a high rate of chronic conditions that warrant more attention to this vulnerable population.
Address: Lifelong AIDS Alliance's Chicken Soup Brigade
1002 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122