Phoenix Food Hub
The Phoenix Food Hub is a collaborative project spearheaded by Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) as part of the Lynn Food Security Task Force. It involves many organizations across the region and brings together as many nutrition-related supports as possible. The Phoenix Food Hub serves people of all ages with nutrition needs in and around the Lynn area. The Phoenix Food Hub is a one-stop shop where individuals and families at risk of nutrition insufficiency can access a variety of resources to help them better manage their overall health and well-being.
This innovative Food Hub model is designed to address both the immediate needs that might bring people into the food pantry part of the Hub, for example, and providing them, while they are on-site, with a range of other nutrition and related services which may be required to truly eliminate nutrition deficiencies.
Visit the Phoenix Food Hub website for complete details and programs - www.phoenixfoodhub.org
In addition to services provided by Phoenix Food Hub, everyone has access to an on-site food pantry funded and operated by Catholic Charities. For hours of operation visit www.ccab.org/basic-needs/food-pantries/
Nutrition Education and Counseling
GLSS' Nutrition Department has Registered Dieticians on staff who provide nutrition counseling for a variety of health conditions, as well as weight loss and general healthy eating. Nutrition counseling is a Medicare benefit for those with type 2 diabetes or chronic kidney disease but counseling can be provided to anyone.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults™ Workshop
Do you want to learn more about nutrition and healthy lifestyle?
Making small changes to your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference in how you feel. The program focuses on heart-healthy and bone-healthy nutrition strategies to improve wellness and prevent disease. This workshop is based on the USDA’s “MyPlate” program. This program is part of the Model Programs Project sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) with funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation. NCOA provides national leadership and oversight for the program originally developed by Lahey Clinic and now revised and administered by Hebrew Senior Life.
What participants say: “I’m buying more fresh produce and eating fewer prepared foods.”
Download a brochure
Where can I get more information?
Call Jousette Anaya, Wellness Pathways Program Coordinator, at 781-586-8530 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown Bag/Mobile Markets Program
On the third Friday of each month from 9 to 11 A.M., residents of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott can pick up a bag of free groceries as part of Greater Boston Food Bank’s Brown Bag/Mobile Markets Program. Bags include both shelf-stable and fresh items. There are no age or income requirements for the program and there is no application process. Just sign up over the phone or in person when you come to the event. To learn more or to sign up, please call 781-599-0110 and ask for the Nutriton Department.