Senior Grocery Program
According to the study, Hunger in America 2010, 30% of seniors who rely on local food pantries for help have had to choose between paying for food and paying for medical care. This is an unacceptable quality of life for a generation of caretakers who raised us, and should not have to struggle to secure their basic necessities.
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank has responded to the growing needs of this population by introducing a new program, the Senior Grocery Program. Through funding from the AARP Foundation and collaboration with our network partners, the Partnership for Families Children and Adults and Meigs County Senior Center, 150 of our most vulnerable seniors are receiving the equivalent of 50 nutritious meals each month to help them meet their unique dietary needs. It’s the least we can do for a generation of caretakers who helped raise and feed us.
To take action against senior hunger, call us at (423) 622-1800. You can make a financial contribution to help purchase healthy food for the program, volunteer your time at a senior pantry site, or take a tour of our warehouse to learn more.
There is a role for everyone in the fight against hunger. What’s yours?