Your community seniors need you!
ACCA needs your support for increased resources and outreach to keep our seniors safe amid COVID-19.
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Athens Eats Together is a county-wide initiative created to provide emergency food relief to any Clarke-County resident facing food insecurities due to COVID-19. We at ACCA are so proud of the opportunity to further expand our reach into the community to not only serve our existing seniors in need but all residents of Clarke County.
ACCA Emergency Food Relief – By the Numbers
• 131,269 emergency food relief meals provided since March 16th
• 581 of ACCA’s existing clients and an additional 1,411 new clients – a total of 1,992 seniors
• 7,293 safety checks and buddy calls made
On March 16th, ACCA closed the majority of our 14 aging service programs. Because we were prepared, in less than 48 hours, we were able to transition our entire agency’s service delivery model into one critical mission that no senior will be left behind.
We are concentrating ACCA’s resources into the meals on wheels model of service delivery, focusing on three areas: food and basic needs, security checks and virtual social connections for all we serve. As part of our emergency food relief efforts, each week seniors are receiving 5 frozen prepared meals, commodity bags with groceries for an additional 5 meals, and basic essentials such as toilet paper. Utilizing our existing community partners, we purchase commodities from the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and wholesale distributors and prepared meals from Epting Events.
Although disruption of our normal routine is happening all around us, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is still available to advocate for the health, safety, […]