Program addresses food insecurity in South Sacramento communities hard-hit by COVID-19
"Recently, the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) designed and funded Food for All, a grocery distribution program focused on addressing COVID-19-aggravated food insecurity among Asian communities in South Sacramento. The project also promoted accessibility to COVID-19 testing and vaccination, especially for the elderly.
'Serving the most vulnerable communities in South Sacramento is a priority for CTSC and UC Davis Health as a whole,' said Elizabeth Vasile, academic program manager of CTSC Integrating Special Populations into Research (INSPIRE). 'INSPIRE and the UC Davis Health Anchor Institution Mission are committed to working with these communities to improve their health, welfare and wellbeing.'
A team from INSPIRE worked with community partners to identify the needs in underserved communities in Sacramento. Together, they developed projects to address some of the most important health challenges for populations highly impacted by COVID-19. Food for All is one of them."