Combating Insecurities in Seniors

For homebound seniors and disabled adults, ADVOCAP’s Home Delivered Meal Program provides appetizing, nutritious, noon-time meals that promote health and combat food insecurity and isolation. Home Delivered Meals is one of four of ADVOCAP’s Nutritional Services main pillars, the others include: Congregate Meals, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and Community Gardens. 

Each of these pillars works towards ADVOCAP’s mission to create opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency – in alignment with our mission at Jake’s! Through its At-home deliveries, ADVOCAP has also been able to supply those in need with personal hygiene supplies through this partnership with Jake’s. 

“Our elderly are continuing to struggle with the rise of costs, and being able to afford things off of their limited income lately. Also many of them have no transportation to get to the store to get their supplies. This is a huge help to them to get these supplies donated to them,” stated Amanda Wiechman of Advocap Food & Nutrition. 

The fact is 9.5% of seniors over the age of 65 live in poverty in Wisconsin. That is over 65,000 individuals who are struggling to afford basic needs. Our Adult Essencial Care (A.C.E) program is providing incontinence needs to individuals to boost their confidence and ability to live their best lives. 

“We see our seniors struggling more and more as the prices are going up on the incontinence products.  They see them rising dollar by dollar and they don’t know how they would afford them without the help of us delivering to them. Our homebound seniors benefit so much from these items and we can’t imagine what they would do if they didn’t have access to them. Your help has been amazing.”