The Durham Center for Senior Life's (DCSL) mission is to enrich the lives of Durham Seniors 55+ by promoting healthy, active, and independent lifestyles. We will focus on achieving
and maintaining this by the following building blocks:
Physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
Connection to essential community resources
Authentic socialization and engagement
Culture enrichment and on-going learning
Within DCSL we offer a food program known as the DCSL EATS, which stands for Easing Access to Food for Seniors. DCSL EATS serves residents of Durham county aged 55 and
older who are without reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious foods. Our main goal is to ease access to food for seniors (EATS)! Our seniors enjoy fresh produce and receiving donations of such will help alleviate the barriers of transportation and finances for them to have access to this.
Please call before you come to ensure that we have a staff member available to accept the donation. The main contact person will be Niya Carrington, the Support Services Coordinator. Niya can be reached at 919-688-8247 extension 104.
You will enter the center via the back entrance on Hunt street where the main parking lot is located.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.