Northeast Delta Dental recently invested $2,500 to support the Food Program at The Chase Home, which serves at-risk youth in New Hampshire through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs.
“Healthy eating is an important objective for youth in our residential program where they live at The Chase Home while receiving services,” explained Executive Director Meme Wheeler.
Noting staff provide therapeutic, clinical and vocational supports to youth, Wheeler said the ability to address the most basic of needs, such as food, is often supported by private and corporate donations.
“Northeast Delta Dental’s decision to support our youth as we help them develop healthy eating habits is very much appreciated,” she said. “Good nutrition is essential if we are going to help our youth and their families live better, healthier lives.”
Lisa Rousseau, Community Relations Specialist at Northeast Delta Dental, said they are pleased to again provide support for the Food Program at The Chase Home.
“It is Northeast Delta Dental’s positive strength and community focused attitude that prompts me to share our enthusiasm for supporting The Chase Home and its mission to ‘helping children live healthier lives,’” she said. “We couldn’t agree more.”
Support from Northeast Delta Dental will offset costs associated with procuring food from local supermarkets and farms.
“We grow some of our food in a garden we share with Gather, but we rely on corporate partnerships and private donations to fill in the gaps,” said Wheeler. “We also work with area chefs who sometimes cook on-site for our kids while donating food…It takes a village to meet the needs of our kids, and we are incredibly grateful for this support.”