The Food Pantries of the Capital District
- Received over 23% of Healthy Together’s food assistance referrals for June 2020.
- Dedicated to keeping our community healthy through their food assistance call center, food connect mobile program, and food resource database. Read more here.
WE OUR PARTNERS
Alliance for Better Health invested in the Trinity Alliance Wellness Advocates Linking Communities (WALC) Community Health Worker (CHW) Program. Our CHW’s have worked with hundreds of individuals to alleviate thousands of social determinant of health barriers, enabling them to make meaningful connections to primary and specialty care, obtain health insurance, and use pharmacy supports. Now, we are beginning multiple VBP contracts to provide this global social care to individuals that will continue to lead to improved health and well-being.
There is inherent synergy between Alliance for Better Health and The Food Pantries for the Capital District to work on a systems level to address food as a social determinant of health. Our partnership provides an opportunity to develop sustainable programs that can be scalable for significant impact to improve health through consistent access to healthy food for our most vulnerable community members. We are grateful for their support of our Community Food Assistance Network. Working together, we can do more than any one of us alone. Thank you Alliance for Better Health.
The Healthy Capital District Initiative has worked to improve access to health care in the Capital Region for over 20 years. We help more than 10,000 people a year apply for health insurance and address any trouble they may have with their coverage. Working with Alliance for Better Health strengthens our service model by adding engagement with primary care and foundational social supports—food, housing and transportation. With their collaboration, we now have more confidence that our communities are getting healthier, and they are thrilled with easier access to other essential services.