Q: Is anyone aware of weight management resources available for persons facing homelessness as well as food deserts?
A: Pinnacle Prevention- We are addressing this directly with the person who asked, Dr. Danielle Gilliam, to understand more of the context of the question.
Q: How many food markets/food delivery sites does Pinnacle Prevention support or host?
A: A complete list of Double Up Food Buck sites can be found HERE
. This list can also be viewed on these flyers: Double Up Food Bucks Locations, Double Up Food Bucks Locations- Spanish
. The list has fluctuated greatly during the pandemic so the number of sites we have under contract is different from the number of sites that are currently open to the public. The best place to see the full list is our website which is updated frequently. Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) site locations can be found HERE
Q: Do we know if the Area Agency on Aging is delivering meals?
A: Valley of the Sun United Way- Area Agency on Aging does work with agencies to help with home delivered meals.
Q: How many folks previously receiving home delivery are no longer receiving meals in Maricopa County?
A: Valley of the Sun United Way- I am not aware of a significant number of individuals who receive home delivered meals and are no longer receiving meals. The numbers of individuals receiving home delivered meals have increased.
Q: How can we connect with the United Way for the town halls in September?
A: They can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can we volunteer or help with your initiatives?
A: Pinnacle Prevention- Folks interested in volunteering may contact me directly at email@example.com- we don't have regular volunteer opportunities but sometimes we can engage folks with special projects depending on their skill set.
Valley of the Sun United Way- Volunteer opportunities are posted HERE
Q: If an agency has applied for the Funds to Feed grant and did not get approved, are there other options and/or resources to get funding to support the work that they do to feed local residents?
A: LISC- I am not aware of other grant opportunities to support this work currently. LISC did share the unfunded list of applicants with philanthropy that is equity focused in hopes that they may fund the proposals, but we do not have influence over those decisions.