The Administration for Community Living (ACL) conducted a three-part evaluation of its Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP). The Process Evaluation, Cost Study, and two reports from the Outcome Evaluation have previously been released.
ACL is now releasing a supplementary report based on information obtained from surveys of congregate meal and home-delivered meal participants: Needs of and Service Use Among Participants in the Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program.
This supplementary report describes NSP participants’ needs, frequency of program use, and participation in other programs and use of services. The report elaborates on the trade-offs participants faced in purchasing food each month, as well as other factors related to food insecurity such as age and income. In addition, the report looks at what differences exist in how participants attempt to meet their needs through food assistance (e.g., Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]), energy assistance (e.g., Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP]), and other nutrition and supportive services (e.g., nutrition counseling, case management).