WeSource: SDOH Food Resources Webinar

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Staten Island PPS

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Staten Island PPS is hosting a series of webinars to highlight resources in each of our Social Determinant of Health resource categories. These webinars will showcase local community agencies who provide services that our navigators and health coaches are referring patients and clients to through the SDOH App- WeSource.

The new WeSource application surveys community members on their social needs, prioritizes what matters to them and immediately connects them to local resources.

This webinar will focus on food insecurity and the food access resources available on Staten Island. Speaker and organization information will be released shortly.


1. Intro to Food Insecurity and WeSource SDOH App

2. Staten Island Hunger Task Force: Overview of Emergency Food Services on Staten Island

3. City Harvest: Mobile Markets

4. Community Health Action: CHASI Food Pantry and Mobile Food and Health Van

5. Project Hospitality: Food Pantry, Mobile Food Van and Help Center

About the Speaker:

Alex Hughes is the Director of Food and Nutrition for Project Hospitality, a Staten Island based nonprofit social service agency committed to feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. The Food and Nutrition program provides food pantry and soup kitchen services at several locations throughout Staten Island, as well as mobile pantry services. In addition to food services, the program also provides nutritional counseling, nutritional assessments and nutritional supplements to the community living with HIV. Alex has been with Project Hospitality since September of 2016.

Rev. Karen Jackson serves as the Director of Recovery and Community Initiatives at Project Hospitality, a Staten Island based social service agency committed to feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. Rev. Jackson oversees Project Hospitality’s Single Stop help centers, which offer low-income community members free public benefits screenings and application assistance, legal and immigration services, health insurance navigation, tax preparation, financial counseling, and domestic violence help. Rev. Jackson also administers several community-based coalitions including Staten Island Inter-Religious Leadership and the Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization.

As Food Network Capacity and Technology Manager for City Harvest, Susan Fowler researches and recommends online and text-based nutrition-education options for the City Harvest's emergency food providers. She is also responsible for Healthy Retail projects on Staten Island, helping delis and supermarkets sell healthy food and supporting their efforts with loyalty-card and app-based fresh-produce savings programs.

Neshama Marcus, LMSW, serves as JCC’s Chief Program Director of Community Based Programs. She served as JCC’s Director of Social Services & Disaster Relief since 2014. Neshama currently supervises the UJA Safety Net program to increase food security and financial stability for older adults, UJA Partners in Caring program to reduce social isolation among adults 60+, DFTA- and DOH-funded Caregiver Support Center to enhance caregiver capacity for loved ones diagnosed with dementia, our DFTA-funded Social Adult Day program for individuals with early- to mid-stage dementia, SI Performing Provider System’s Healthcare Links to connect uninsured and Medicaid-eligible individuals with quality care, the JCC’s Kosher Food Pantry, and Rosemary’s Place: the JCC’s new Early Stage Memory Center for individuals recently diagnosed with dementia.

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