Northern Arizona University
An estimated 380 volunteers will serve through the Concho Valley RSVP program, with 176 serving in the Primary Focus Area, Healthy Futures. They will serve in all three objectives under the Healthy Future Focus Area -- Aging in Place, Obesity and Food and Access to Care. They will: deliver food to the homebound and/or older adults and individuals with disabilities; provide transportation to the VA clinic for older and disabled veterans; provide transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping for homebound and/or older adults and those with disabilities; help feed food-insecure children lunch during the summer months when no other resources are available, serve in food banks and at food pantries and they will provide eye health information for small children. This service will be provided through 11 placement sites, such as Meals on Wheels, Faith in Action, Sunset Senior Center Home Delivered Meals, Helping Hands for the Elderly, Concho Valley Regional Food Bank, Project Dignidad Food Pantry, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, and Kids Eat FREE. At the end of the three- year grant period 250 homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities will receive food, transportation or other services that allow them to live independently. The CNCS federal investment of $102, 354 will be supplemented by $46,275 of non-federal resources.