Introducing the Connection, Health, and Equity through Food (CHEF) Program

Exclusively sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, the CHEF Program is a collaborative network of organizations and volunteer initiatives across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Eastern Massachusetts, and Upstate New York that are focused on increasing older adults’ equitable access to healthy food and social connection.

Learn more about the CHEF Program

Grant Funding Opportunity!

The Connection, Health, & Equity through Food (CHEF) grant program will provide funding to increase older adults’ equitable access to food and social connections in their communities. Grants will allow awardees to make investments in programmatic infrastructure, sustainably expand current programming and/or launch innovative, new programming that supports the food and social connection needs of older people. Priority will be given to projects and programs that serve diverse older people, veterans, and older people living with disabilities. Funds can also be used to help find solutions to the root causes of food insecurity and social isolation, including but not limited to poverty, transportation, rurality, and language barriers.

Application Period

Wednesday, May 8, 2024-Sunday, June 30, 2024

Information Session
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Frequently Asked Questions
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We are helping to build strong communities that support healthy
aging through shared learning and collaborative partnerships in
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TSLCA Community Network

The TSLCA Community Network will help you find all the information, tools and resources you need to build, strengthen and grow a community initiative that helps older adults thrive in their homes and communities.

Events and Webinars

TSLCA hosts webinars and live events focusing on strategies and success stories that will help improve your community initiative. Check frequently to learn when they are and how to sign up.


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