Bastion Community of Resilience
Resident Food System
In New Orleans’ Bastion Community of Resilience, returning warriors and families, including those with life-altering wounds and injuries, live alongside retired military and civilian volunteers to enhance their mutual wellbeing and resilience. Many Bastion residents are at high risk for food insecurity based on a combination of physical and socioeconomic risk factors, including service-connected disabilities, chronic health conditions, and fixed or low-incomes. This NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community (HLCC) grant will increase food security and improve overall health and independence for at least 50 veteran households by supporting the ongoing operation of Bastion’s bulk food pantry, and the continued provision of nutritious meals and healthy cooking classes to Bastion residents and program participants by Bastion’s resident chefs.