More than 5 million seniors in the United States currently face hunger, and that number is growing. Seniors are increasingly facing a tough choice: purchasing food or accessing healthcare. Many chronic conditions faced by senior can be mitigated by a nutritious diet, but, for many, it’s a struggle to afford both groceries and necessary medical care. God’s Pantry Food Bank provides assistance to seniors, helping them access special nutrition programs designed specifically to meet their needs.
Food Pantries and Meal Programs
God’s Pantry Food Bank supplies food for food pantries throughout the 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky, including soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and afterschool programs.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods such as juice, cereal, milk, pasta or rice, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables and fresh produce. For more information, contact the following staff based on your county of residence.
Anderson – Fleming: Mary Alice, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-288-5319
Floyd – Morgan: Sara, email@example.com or 859-288-5330
Nicholas – Woodford: Mary Jo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-288-5304
SNAP Benefits Outreach
For every meal that a food bank provides to an individual in need, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can provide twelve. God’s Pantry Food Bank provides assistance with SNAP applications.