Lutheran Towers is now home to more than 200 diverse residents who want to live independently. Dedicated to serving the community, Lutheran Towers offers ten programs to reduce older adults’ food insecurity, including opening a free grocery store earlier this year. Lutheran Towers partnered with Goodr — an Atlanta-based company that focuses on reducing food waste — and transformed the idea of a traditional food pantry to open a personal grocery store for their residents.
“For a lot of people, they feel like (a traditional food pantry experience) is shameful or something they don’t want to take part in,” Lutheran Towers Director of Supportive Services, Alexandria Giles said in a press release. “And the reaction we’ve gotten from our residents with this program is that they just feel like they’re on a trip to the grocery store.”