Economic Opportunity Authority For Savannah-Chatham County Area, Incorporated
An estimated 300 Unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve. Volunteers will promote the delivery of home delivered meals to the elderly and shut-in who are not physically able to prepare nutritious meals for themselves, develop and maintain Community Gardens, provide companionship for homebound, elderly age 65 and over, provide nutritional information and will help individuals obtain food from Food Banks or other non-profit organizations through a network of nine (9) volunteer stations such as Community Action Agencies, Senior Citizens Centers, and Faith Based Churches and organizations. Not only will service be provided to the elderly, but low-income individuals and veterans. Volunteer Stations will be located in Chatham, Glynn and Charlton County. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 3 year performance period it is estimated the following outcomes will be achieved: Obesity and Food, 200 individuals will be educated about nutrition and referred to food sources; while 1200 individuals will received direct service from Food Banks/Pantries and 125 individuals will benefit from produce from Community Gardens. In the objective of Aging in Place, 75 homebound seniors age 65 and over will be provided companionship and 140 seniors age 65 over will benefit from the delivery of meals. The CNCS federal investment of $80,072 will be supplemented by $54,930 of non-federal resources.