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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Much like our strong support of the proven methods of helping to slow the spread of the virus – wearing a mask, keeping a safe, social distance and washing of hands – we also believe the COVID-19 vaccination is a powerful tool to fight against the virus.
Please click here to visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Information page to learn more about the vaccine and how you can help protect yourself and your family, friends, neighbors and our community.
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. Athens Eats Together will distribute food through April 23, 2021.
Athens Eats Together Enrollee Survey
We want to hear from you! Your feedback about the emergency food relief service that you received from the Athens Eats Together Project is important to us. The information that you share with us will help us evaluate the program and plan for on-going and future food relief programs in Athens-Clarke County. Click here to take the Athens Eats Together Enrollee Survey. To complete by phone, please call 1-888-420-7798.
¡Queremos escuchar de ti! Sus comentarios sobre el servicio de ayuda alimentaria de emergencia que recibió del Proyecto Athens Eats Together son importantes para nosotros. La información que comparta con nosotros nos ayudará a evaluar el programa y planificar los programas de ayuda alimentaria en curso y futuros en el condado de Athens-Clarke. Haga clic aquí para realizar la encuesta de afiliados de Athens Eats Together. Utilice el menú desplegable para elegir la versión en español de esta encuesta. Para completar por teléfono, llame al 1-888-420-7798.
ACCA Emergency Food Relief – By the Numbers
• 372,575 emergency food relief meals provided since March 16th
• 10,370 people served including ACCA’s existing clients, older adults within the community and Athens Eats Together recipients
• 11,744 safety checks, driveway visits and buddy calls made
On March 16, 2020 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.
At ACCA, we have entered a season of HOPE. It has been one year since ACCA temporarily suspended in-person programming due to COVID-19. As we […]