Helping Hands for the Homeless: Information about Food Assistance Programs Dedicated to the Homeless

Course Description:

Provides an overview of homelessness and food insecurity, discussing the benefits and barriers associated with creating a food program for the homeless.  Various food programs in the United States are highlighted as examples, and resources for starting food programs for the homeless are provided.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the correct definition of homelessness
  • List some of the most prominent causes of homelessness
  • Describe the link between homelessness and food insecurity
  • Summarize the possible benefits of creating a food program for the homeless
  • Explain the barriers that are associated with creating a food program for the homeless
  • Compare and contrast varying examples of food programs for the homeless that are well established within Southern Arizona as well as on a national level

Course Designers:

Lauren Kemmer, BS
Jennie Altman, BS
University of Arizona, Dietetic Interns, Class of 2016

Continuing Education Information:  0.5 CECH (6/22/19); 0.5 CPEU (9/6/19)

Duration:  approximately 30 min.

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