Everyone needs access to nutritious food, and care and support to maintain healthy behaviors. Norwescap works to build food security in our region, helps people find doctors and dentists, provide prenatal support for new mothers, and provides education and screening services to help manage cancer and chronic illnesses.
Food and Nutrition
Health starts early and every child needs a strong start to life. We support our families by providing food and nutritional support through our WIC (Women, Infant & Children) locations and by supporting positive parenting with our continuum of programs including Healthy Families, Early Head Start, and Head Start. To further support the adequate supply of food in our communities, Norwescap’s Food Bank, serving Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties provide over 2 million pounds of food each year to over 100 food pantries, shelters, and childcare centers. While the Food Bank does not serve food directly to participants, we do run Summer Feeding sites and a Backpack program to get kids healthy foods on the weekends and in the summer when school is out of session.
Every person deserves access to healthcare and the opportunity to improve and maintain their health. Our Health Connections programs address cancer in our communities by providing education and access to screenings and treatment through CEED (Cancer Education & Early Detection); support for people struggling with chronic disease; access to wellness classes and preventative care; and assistance with accessing vaccines to maintain good health.
The needs of seniors are just as important as those of young families and individuals. Our evidence-based health programs consistently support people in maintaining physical and mental health including avoiding falls, managing chronic disease and supporting overall healthy behaviors. Support for seniors is just a friendly phone call away. Our senior support initiatives provide in-home visitors and phone calls to check in on seniors, ensuring that they have all the support they need.