Our grocery assistance programs will continue to operate on a "drive-thru" system to reduce the risk of exposure due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Both our Greensboro and High Point locations will operate during their normal hours and days. However, all classes (including Lunch & Learn, Container Gardening, and monthly screenings are being conducted virtually. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to navigate this unsettling time for us all. If you cannot get to us, but are in need of services, please call 336-554-2000. Please keep in mind that we are experiencing an extremely high call volume during this time.
The Community Support & Nutrition Program (CSNP) is a multi-component health impact program that includes: Grocery Assistance, Monthly Health Screenings, Educational Programs and Home Delivery.
Grocery Assistance: The CSNP has distribution sites in both Greater Greensboro and Greater High Point. Patrons enjoy a self-choice shopping experience at both locations. Beginning November 1, 2020, the CSNP will begin offering shoppers the opportunity to order groceries online and/or onsite through a real time inventory software system. The CSNP is the only program to offer this service to residents.
Home Delivery: Patrons with disabilities and/or transportation barriers, may be eligible for our delivery program. This program component is volunteer driven with routes throughout Guilford County.
Monthly Health Screenings:
The CSNP Outreach Services Coordinator provides monthly health screenings to CSNP patrons who are predisposed to diabetes, hypertension, or obesity. Screenings include blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, and overall health checks. The Outreach Services Coordinator works directly with patrons to help them improve their health, and provides feedback to the CSNP Program Director.
Nutrition Education/Budgeting Skills: Encompassing principles contained in the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the CSNP provides Eat Healthy-Be Active Community Lunch & Learn Workshops utilizing their evidence-supported nutrition curriculum. Topics include quick/healthy meals and snacks, making healthy eating part of your lifestyle, obesity prevention, and nutrition education for clients suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, heart conditions, high blood pressure, etc. Two-hour classes are conducted twice a month by UNC-Greensboro, Department of Anthropology staff.
Pallet/Bucket Gardening Project: CSNP maintains a community garden with assistance provided by volunteer Co-Op Extension Master Gardeners. Produce harvested is distributed to CSNP patrons. Master Gardeners also instruct patrons on how to grow bucket or pallet gardens at their homes thus reducing food expense and dependence on the CSNP, all while enhancing healthy, nutritious diets.
Who Can Refer?
Referring agencies include: Guilford County Department of Social Services, Greensboro and High Point Housing Authorities, Triad Health Project, Monarch Mental Health, Serenity Rehabilitation, Partnership 4 Community Care, Senior Resources of Guilford County, Veterans Affairs, PACE of the Triad, and other community partners. Individuals/families can also self-refer.
The CSNP is designed to serve Federal TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) eligible low income Guilford County individuals and families including, but not limited to, the unemployed, the homeless, veterans, the LGBT community, the disabled, seniors, and immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship.
The Community Support and Nutrition Program (CSNP) addresses the critical Guilford County issue of food hardship in efforts to reduce the cycle of poverty by providing grocery assistance, and educational and informative nutrition support services. We strive to help our patrons become self sustaining through our programs.
Distribution Hours for Grocery Assistance:
Greensboro location: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-2:30pm (closed the 2nd Wednesday of each month)
High Point location: 2nd & 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am-2:00pm and 3:30-6:30 (3rd Friday only)
Greensboro location: First Christian Church, 1900 W. Market Street
High Point location: St.Stephen AME Zion Church, 1012 Leonard Avenue
Is there a fee for your service?
All services are provided free of charge to our patrons and the community.
CSNP Program Director
Originally from Middleburg, VA, I moved to NC in 1986 to attend Elon University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1991. After graduating, I stayed in NC to pursue a career in service to others.
I joined One Step Further in July 2015 as Program Director of the CSNP. I am a passionate advocate for families and individuals who struggle on a daily basis. Because of my desire to see families rise from their current situations, I also serve as the Chair of the Agency Advisory Council for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC (SHFB), I am a Board Member of Share the Harvest organization, a Board Member of SHFB, and I serve as the SHFB Delegate to Feeding the Carolina's State Association of Food Banks.
When I am not working or volunteering, I enjoy reading and completing home improvement projects. I also spend as much time with my beautiful, intelligent, college attending daughter as possible.
Joseph Rudzinski, or Just Joey, is a graduate of the prestigious Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, Class of 1990. He holds an M.F.A., Master of Fun Arts degree and has been entertaining for over 40 years. He likes drumming and models. Joey will also never turn down a free vegan cupcake.
Joey began volunteering with the CSNP in 2014 as part of the "muscle crew" to unload food trucks. He accepted and began his current role in October 2019.
Richeda "Moe" Roberts
CSNP Outreach Services Coordinator
Born and raised in Passaic, NJ, I am the mother of three and grandmother of one. With a degree in Human Services and a background in the medical field, my passion is helping people of all ages and ethnicities. I love spending time with my friends and family, and also enjoy sports (Go Giants!), traveling and trying new things. But my favorite thing is spending every spare moment loving on my children and grandchild.
CSNP Distribution Coordinator
Michael and his family have lived in Greensboro for 25 years. Prior to his arrival at One Step Further, Inc. in 2020, Michael served in the area both as a High School Social Studies teacher and a professional Firefighter. His wife is a teacher at a local school, grades 2-12, for students with learning differences. Their older son is a Senior in the Business School at NC State, and their younger son is a Junior and Physics major at Appalachian State. Michael is a firm believer in the dignity of all people and views kindness, respect, and decency as essential components of citizenship and community life.