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"One patient summed it up best: 'When it comes to SNAP, you can eat #healthy or you can eat more than once.'
Here in Durham, we as health care providers can luckily offer something to help. Bull City Bucks was a pilot Produce Prescription Program [of Reinvestment Partners] that gives patients experiencing food insecurity $40 each month to spend on fruits and vegetables..."
Eat Well, which is led by Durham-based Reinvestment Partners, provides eligible members with a monthly benefit stipend, which can be used to purchase fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables without added sugar or salt.
The Duke Homebuyers Club connects all Duke employees with financial literacy and resources [via Reinvestment Partners] to prepare them to navigate the process as first-time buyers.
Thankfully, the nonprofit and volunteer organizations in the Triangle have so far met the need to feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes the Produce Prescription Program run by Reinvestment Partners in Durham, which was providing nutritious food before the pandemic and hopes to find funding to continue long afterward.
Reinvestment Partners has hired Mr. Belcher to give haircuts to our Hotel to Home residents every month.
Reinvestment Partners offers key connections in the local and regional food system for small farms, small businesses, and nonprofits.
Reinvestment Partners began its statewide program, SuperSNAP, in 2018 in North Carolina, where food insecurity impacts one in seven people... With the Covid-19 crisis, Reinvestment Partners recognized that programs promoting fruit and vegetable consumption were more important than ever. They used CARES Act funding to expand SuperSNAP to serve over 37,000 people.
“Most of our volunteers and clients don’t have access to a secure way to electronically share sensitive tax information, and because we know that emails do not fit that bill, we’ve had to rely on clients physically dropping off their documents and coming back in for signatures,” said Cara Williams, Director of Finance, Reinvestment Partners.
This episode of The Storytelling Lab features Amanda Cazzolla, Director of Marketing at Reinvestment Partners... [who] created an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign from the ground up! This episode is perfect for beginners who want to hear about the evolution of a great storytelling journey from beginning to end.
A graduate of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Peter Skillern has pursued a career dedicated to creatively and effectively addressing poverty and inequality in North Carolina and the nation.