After a lifetime of hard work, many seniors find themselves struggling with multiple health issues and relying on a fixed income. Seniors facing hunger are 53% more likely to suffer a heart attack and 60% more likely to experience depression than food-secure seniors. Proper nutrition and consistent access to nutritous meals is critical to ensuring aging adults stay strong and healthy in their golden years.
The Food Bank’s USDA-funded Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income older adults at least 60 years of age by providing them with supplemental nutrition assistance every month.
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.