Food Baskets for Seniors
Servicing Those That Are Young At Heart!
Food Baskets for Seniors is a program that aims to help home bound seniors with nutritional food.
More than 5 million senior citizens age 60 and older face hunger. Seniors face a number of unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of hunger. After a lifetime of hard work, many find themselves struggling with health issues on fixed incomes. Many of these individuals are forced to choose between paying for groceries and buying medicine.
The meals on wheels programs have been an enormous success. However, Area Agencies on Aging across the country are reporting that they have waiting lists, are struggling to provide current meals due to increases in food costs, and are losing volunteers—who often pay for the gas used to deliver meals out of their own pockets—due to the high cost for gas. While there are no national data available on the lengths of waiting lists for meals programs, in February of this year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report showing that in 2008, existing meals services did not serve most of the low-income older Americans who needed them. The study estimated that 19 percent of low income older adults were food insecure, and that 90 percent of those lacking such resources did not receive any meals.
Care For The Children has join forces with Community Action Partnership to provide food to homebound senior citizens.
- Food baskets are provided to seniors 60 years and up.
- The program is for one year and can be extended for another year at the end of each year.
- The program is provided to seniors with low income. Photo I.D. will be required.
- The program is provided at no cost to seniors.
- Food boxes are delivered once a month.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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