About one and every seven individuals in America are food insecure. This means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A number of those individuals are seniors. Seniors who may not have adequate access to proper nutrition and have a hard time getting around. The Food Bank’s senior programs help men and women above the age of 60 receive nutritious meals.
The Food Bank started a pilot program called, Senior Pac in 2014. Senior Pac served 100 seniors and paved the way for the USDA program, CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program). CSFP currently feeds more than 650 seniors in northwest Indiana!
The following percentages and dollar amounts of the total costs will be financed with federal money: TEFAP (22%, $2,526,832), CSFP (1%, $28,747), and SFSP/TANF (1%, $131,503) . The percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by nongovernmental sources is 76%, $8,709,781.