Community Action Agency of New Haven Inc. Continues to Build Community Through Equitable Food Access

January 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bianca Bowles 
Social Media and Community Relations Specialist 
Email: Bbowles@caanh.net, Ph: (203) 387-7700, ext. 192 

NEW HAVEN, CT, January 15, 2021 – The Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) is pleased to announce the launch of its new HOPE (Healthy Options Pathways to Essential Foods) Voucher program, for our most vulnerable clients who are food insecure.  CAANH will provide clients who are at or below 125 % of the federal poverty level nutritious option that will help reduce obesity, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other medical conditions associated with poor food options.

While Connecticut ranks among the healthiest states in the country, a closer look at health data reveals major disparities by race and ethnicity – differences that result in poorer health, premature deaths, and hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs.   

Beginning January 25th through September 2021, CAANH will be partner with Edge of the Woods, City Seed New Haven, Gateway Community College, City of New Haven and King/Robinson Inter-district Magnet School to continue to help change people’s lives. The HOPE Voucher Program embodies the spirit of hope, improve our communities, and makes America a better place to live.   Quote from President and CEO Amos Smith…

There’s HOPE at CAANH, find out more:  https://www.caanh.net or Call here: (203) 848-6438

Community Action Agency of New Haven offers Pathways to Prosperity to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven area through: SERVICE, COLLABORATION, ADVOCACY, and KNOWLEDGE GENERATION.

SERVICES – Community Action’s signature programs, include but are not limited to: CT Energy Assistance Program, Passport Transitional Services, SMART Women, and Case Management services to low-income families.

COLLABORATION – We work across sectors with our partners: municipalities, non-profit and for-profit organizations to provide collaborative services that meet our clients’ various needs.

ADVOCACY – We encourage low-income individuals to inform their elected officials of their position on poverty related issues in conjunction with CAANH.

KNOWLEDGE GENERATION – We support and collaborate with research institutions and other entities to obtain more in-depth knowledge about poverty and in determining the most successful strategies for leading people out of poverty.