Hawaii County Office of Aging
Hilo, HI 96720
An estimated 1,120 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will deliver meals to the homebound, help distribute food to low income and unemployed seniors and homeless, assist in food pantry and soup kitchens for the homeless and low income adults, provide training through a Chronic Disease Self Management Program, provide income tax consulting ,tutor children in public schools, help recruit for and assist with blood drives, and support Community Priorities through a network of 150 volunteer stations such as public schools, government and non-profit agencies, faith based pantry and soup kitchen, Food Bank, care homes, and episodic activities. The Primary Focus Area of this project is Healthy Futures (Aging in Place, Obesity and Food, and Access to Care). At the end of the 12-month performance period 960 Senior Farmer's Market Program and Brown Bag Program seniors will have reported increased food security for themselves. Under His Wings will serve 130 unduplicated low income or homeless individuals, Meals on Wheels will serve 130 home bound seniors. The CNCS federal investment of $68,254 will be supplemented by a non-federal share of $337,080.
The other focus areas are in Education, K-12 success through tutoring; Economic Opportunity, Financial Literacy through AARP Tax Aid; and Capacity Building and Leverage through the Blood Bank of Hawaii Blood Drives.