Call us for senior services & meals. 308-635-0851
Our Nutrition sites, across the Panhandle, need volunteers for delivering food to the elder. Help us feed the elderly by volunteering to deliver meals.
In-home services to seniors, help with yardwork, mowing and shoveling snow. These are the Provider services we are looking for to help seniors stay in their home as long as they can.
We are always looking for good volunteers to help a frail elderly person go to doctor appointments, or shopping, or just go visit them in their home, or help with stuff around their home.
According to Feeding America, the leading national food bank in America, the rate of hunger among seniors aged 60 and older has increased by 45% since 2001, a lingering effect of the 2008-09 recession. And hunger pains can be increasingly painful as we age:
• 63% of senior households served by the Feeding America network are forced to choose between food and medical care.
• Households served by the Feeding America network that include an adult of the age 50 or older are at an increased risk of having someone with a chronic health condition, including diabetes (41%) and high blood pressure (70%) — conditions that can be mitigated by healthy food options.
• Only 42% of eligible seniors are enrolled and receiving SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) — making assistance programs for SNAP enrollment that much more important for seniors
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