AARP and partners across the state and nation are working to address what has been a silent crisis in North Carolina called “food insecurity.” In the Tarheel state, nearly one-in-ten adults ages 50 and over are food insecure, in other words, at risk of going hungry.
Feeding America announced today that it received a $500,000 grant from AARP Foundation in support of its Senior Grocery Program. The new grant from AARP Foundation will provide 10 Feeding America member food banks, including the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in Tennessee, with a $40,000 grant to start or expand its Senior Grocery Program. The program provides low-income older adults who are at risk of hunger access to nutritious food, including fresh produce, which they can easily prepare and consume at home.
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