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HEALTHY OPTIONS PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY (HOPE)

Our Impact in FY 2012-13

The Healthy Options Program for the Elderly distributed supplemental staple groceries at 22 sites to nearly 3,700 older adults every month.

Thank you, HOPE sponsors:

Advanced Micro Devices
Church World Service's CROP WALK Against Hunger
Donald D. Hammill Foundation
Finn Family Foundation
Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation
St. David's Foundation
Topfer Family Foundation

For many senior citizens living on a fixed or limited income, the food budget is overshadowed by payments for rent and utilities and the cost of medications. Without a consistent source of staple groceries, many seniors struggle with food insecurity and malnutrition.

The Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) was created in an effort to curb hunger and food insecurity challenging older adults.

Through HOPE, the Food Bank partners with neighborhood centers, churches and other agencies like Meals on Wheels and More who are already working with those aged 60 and older.

Each month, HOPE clients receive an 15- to 20-pound bag of groceries to supplement their existing diets. They receive items like canned vegetables and meats, cereal, pasta and soups. Fresh produce and personal hygiene products are also included. 


Visit a HOPE Distribution

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Blackland Neighborhood Center 2005 Salina St. Austin TX 78722
Caritas of Mexia 222 E Commerce Mexia TX 76667
The Caring Place 2000 Railroad St. Georgetown TX 78627
CCCM Lockhart 901 Bois D'Arc Lockhart TX 79720
East Austin Neighborhood Center 211 Comal St. Austin TX 78702
Friendship Bible Baptist 1903 N Pecan St Bastrop TX 78612
Giddings Food Pantry 190 N. Harris St. Giddings TX 78942
Helping Center of Marble Falls 1315 Broadway Marble Falls TX 78654
Heritage Pointe Apartments 1950 Webberville Austin TX 78721
Killeen Food Care Center 210 N. 16th St. Killeen TX 76541
La Care 507 Buchanan Burnet TX 78611
Leander Church of Christ 300 Crystal Falls Parkway Leander TX 78646
Meals on Wheels & More 3227 E. 5th St. Austin TX 78702
Montopolis Neighborhood Center 1416 Montopolis Dr. Austin TX 78741
Oak Springs Villa Apartments 3001 Oak Springs Dr. Austin TX 78723
Primrose Housing Services 1026 Clayton Lane Austin TX 78723
Rebekkah B Johnson Residence Towers 15 Waller St. Austin TX 78702
River of Life Family Worship Center 406 E. Commerce Fairfield TX 75840
Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center 2800 Webberville Rd. Austin TX 78702
Round Rock Serving Center 1099 E. Main St. Round Rock TX 78664
San Marcos Housing Authority - PODER 1201 Thorpe Lane
Poder Learning Center Bldg. 177
San Marcos TX 78666
South Austin Neighborhood Center 2508 Durwood St. Austin TX 78704
St. John Catholic Church 209 E. Bell St. Fayetteville TX 78940
St. John Community Center 7500 Blessing Ave. Austin TX 78752
St. John the Food Bank:  Final Distribution Monday, July 28, 2014 500 E. St. John's Ave Austin TX 78752

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