Helping Reduce Food Insecurity Across Affordable Housing Communities

Enriching the Experiences of Our Residents

Cupboards of Care was launched in 2016 to address the dilemma of food insecurity among low-income older adults in our affordable housing communities.

With the generosity of charitable partners, including individuals, corporations and foundations, we provide direct financial assistance in the form of debit cards for the purchase of healthy food items, including fresh produce and lean meats.

Communities served in

  • California
  • Delaware
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
0 communities served with four more locations launched in 2023
St. Joseph Place, St. Rita Place, Shepherd’s Garden, and Oak Knolls Haven now participating

Recipe for Success

Over $700,000 donated to the program!
Over 750 HumanGood Affordable Housing residents served since 2016!
Approximately 20,000 lbs. of fresh produce recorded since June 2018!

In A Nutshell

Cupboards of Care reduces hunger among residents and promotes healthy eating habits.

Residents receive a reward card each quarter to purchase healthy foods. They also receive counseling and education from a certified nutritionist.

Residents return their receipts for review/recording and are counseled as needed.

Outcomes include increased levels of food security; improved healthy eating habits; and a variety of health benefits.


Improved awareness of how to eat healthy on a limited budget

Annual Questionnaire show majority (63%) of participants report Low Food Security

Review of receipts show improvement in quality of items purchased – more fruits and vegetables, less high-fat, high-sugar, low-quality foods

Residents report secondary outcomes, including improved health, weight loss, stabilized finances, and a greater sense of food security

The Need Is Great

5.2 Million Seniors are Food Insecure in the United States!
Six Percent in Philadelphia!
Nine percent in Greater Los Angeles!

Financial Information

Making A Difference

  • Caroline J.S. Sanders Trust #1
  • Caroline J.S. Sanders Trust #2
  • Citi Community Capital
  • Clarence W. Winter Charitable Trust
  • Combined Baker Trust
  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Dr. Hildegard Balin Charitable Trust
  • Elmer Roe Deaver Foundation
  • Estate of Alexander and Alma R. Jacobs
  • Estate of Howell Lockhart Seiple
  • Estate of Robert H. and Carol L. McNeill
  • Estate of William R. and Jean Ann Yeats
  • First Presbyterian Church of Darby
  • HumanGood Team Members
  • Individuals
  • Irene D. Cunningham Trust
  • Kitsap Community Foundation
  • Ladies Aid Society of The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Inc.
  • Merritt Community Capital Corporation
  • Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)
  • The Connelly Foundation
  • The Everett Clinic Foundation
  • The Foundation for Delaware County
  • The Gordon Charter Foundation
  • The Kistler Tiffany Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Wawa Foundation
  • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
  • Walmart Foundation, Inc.
  • William M. King Charitable Foundation
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Our Charitable Partners

Culinary Connections

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