Stay Home, Stay Healthy
The Austin Transportation Department has partnered with Good Apple to launch the Stay Home, Stay Healthy grocery delivery program. This program provides convenient access to healthy food to elderly and/or immunocompromised community members in eastern Austin and Travis County while minimizing their risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Good Apple was one of two winners of the 2019 Ford City:One Austin Challenge: the goal of which was to identify opportunities to increase access to healthy living in East Austin. Good Apple is on track to launch a pilot this summer to expand their service, which delivers a box of fresh produce and pantry staples to families facing food insecurity for every box sold to a Good Apple customer. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolved, ATD and Good Apple teamed up to provide immediate assistance to community members in need.
How it works:
Good Apple sources produce and pantry staples from local farms and food pantries.
Teams of healthy volunteers (in groups of fewer than 10) pack food relief boxes and deliver them directly to the homes of individuals in need via no-contact drop-offs.
Each relief box contains enough food to last one person for one week and replaces a trip to the grocery store.
How you can help:
Refer someone. If you or someone you know is 55+ or immunocompromised and in need of food assistance, direct them to Good Apple’s assistance application form.
Volunteer. Join the mailing list at goodapplefoods.com to stay updated on opportunities to pack and deliver boxes.
Donate. Contribute to the COVID-19 Food Relief ATX GoFundMe.