Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations,
Mission: Moveable Feast is the only organization in the Baltimore region that provides meals and grocery to those in need living with HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses.
Target demographics: Men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or in treatment for Breast Cancer in Greater Baltimore and Maryland's Eastern Shore
Geographic areas served: Greater Baltimore Area, Maryland's Eastern Shore
Programs: Home Delivered Meals: Our Daily Home Delivered Meal service is provided to individuals experiencing the most severe stages of HIV/AIDS. Each new client is contacted by a staff dietitian for a nutritional assessment and customized meal plan. Meals can be customized to meet eight special diets: diabetic and/or renal, texturally modified, and non-dairy, as well as diets that accommodate religious or cultural practices (such as no pork, no beef, or no meat). Three meals are delivered each day, Monday through Friday, with extra meals on Friday for the weekend, for a total of 18 meals each week. Moveable Feast's dietitians maintain ongoing communication with the client to monitor his or her health status. Meals for a Week Groceries: We offer a Meals for a Week Grocery service to our clients whose health status has improved, making meal preparation more manageable. The majority of our clients with breast cancer receive this service. Each week, bags of groceries are delivered with enough food to prepare 16 meals, as well as five freshly-prepared frozen entrees for each member of the family. Drop-in Centers Meal Delivery: Monday through Friday, Moveable Feast delivers more than 600 meals to: Chase Brexton Health Services; HERO (Health Education Resource Organization), for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS; STAR (Sisters Together and Reaching), dedicated to assisting women infected with HIV/AIDS; and YANA (You Are Never Alone), serving women living with HIV/AIDS. Transportation Services - Moveable Feast has the largest transportation program for homeless individuals in Baltimore City. People on the Move, a daily shuttle service, helps homeless men and women to help themselves and their families. (Projections show that close to 50 percent of this population has HIV/AIDS.) The Shuttle typically transports over 100 men, women, and children each weekday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from shelters to social services that assist with employment, healthcare, and housing, and then returns them to shelters in the evening. During the winter months, we also provide a Code Blue shuttle to transport homeless men and women to shelters in severe weather. Medical Transportation - Moveable Feast's Ryan White Medical Transportation Program provides transportation to and from medical appointments to clients that are too ill to drive or do not have access to a vehicle. This service enables people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are not ambulatory, to improve their health status by keeping scheduled medical appointments. Employment Training - Culinary Arts and Life Skills Training: Moveable Feast launched this program in 2003 for individuals with few, if any, marketable skills. Over 12 weeks, students learn basic kitchen, cooking, and sanitation skills. They then put their new skills to work, assisting in the preparation of meals for clients. These adults, all of whom are living below the poverty level upon enrollment, have the opportunity to seek employment with benefits after graduation.