All of Us Taking Care of All of Us: Food Rescue for Senior Women in the United States
Stanford University Community Health and Prevention Research Program in Partnership with the White Pony Express
Building on their 2019-2020 project, WFI will support the White Pony Express (WPE) to guide an impact study by a team of Stanford University’s Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research Program students on the effects of their Food Rescue program, specifically on their newly expanded services to the senior women population since the COVID-19 pandemic. They will answer the key questions: what happens to senior women with few resources who are among the most vulnerable population in American society, and how can communities put into practice the principle of “all of us taking care of all of us?” WPE currently helps 12 agencies that specifically serve low-income seniors, more than half of which contacted us after the pandemic hit with a desperate need for food. Through this project, WPE will put a more advanced measurement system in place to evaluate their performance and outcomes. This impact study will help WPE capture data at defined points through interviews, surveys, observation and literature reviews and articulating WPE’s deeper impacts on hunger, health and well-being. WPE will use this data to drive decision-making related to programmatic strategy and programming elements.