Promoting Food and Financial Security
Food Dollars is a pilot program funded through AARP that uniquely joins financial literacy and a healthy eating curriculum to provide the skills and knowledge to elders to ensure that food security does not conflict with financial security and the importance of nutrition.
Financial education focuses on enhanced budgeting, goal setting, debt reduction, credit repair, increasing access to public nutrition and benefit programs, and avoiding financial scams targeting the elderly with the goal of translating knowledge into action.
This report is an evaluation of an innovative community-based intervention – the Food
Dollars Program. Funded by the AARP Foundation, this program was designed and delivered
by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and their Elder Services staff in
order to promote healthy eating and reduce food and economic insecurity among low-income
elders in Boston.
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For more information on the program contact:
Louis Kaplan, Outreach Specialist
Where to Find It
The Food Dollars program is based out of the central ABCD Elder Services Department located at 19 Temple Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111