The Food Access Warm Line will connect families and individual callers with seasoned case managers for customized food resource navigation.
The project is the result of a collaboration among multiple county agencies to reduce barriers and consolidate information and resources to form a virtual one-stop, hunger-fighting center. The call line was designed to help county staff directly connect with families and use data to provide the callers the specific resources or programs they need.
As announced in a news release:
By example, within the past month, 55,933 meals have been distributed through the Senior Nutrition Program to older adults compared to 10,257 this same time last year. In addition, fresh food from local and regional farms has been layered in to supplement the Senior Nutrition meals. The technology associated with the Warm Line will capture important data that tracks the distribution of all resources as well as identifying areas that are underserved so resources can be deployed to meet the needs.
For more information:
County Executive Pittman Launches Food Access Warm Line (news release)