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Senior Outreach

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Seniors in Kentuckiana are at risk of hunger.

Due to limited budgets, declining mobility or medical issues, people all over Kentuckiana are at risk of facing hunger. To respond to this need, Dare to Care offers programs that target our community’s older adults.

Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

In 2014, Dare to Care began distributing food through the CSFP program. This federal program provides monthly, well-balanced food packages to low-income seniors who meet certain requirements. The goal is to improve the health of people, at least 60 years of age, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods, such as grains, protein, fruits and vegetables. For more information about the CSFP program and eligibility, please contact Tami Garris.

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Other Senior Programs

Silver Suppers
The Silver Suppers program is focused on decreasing senior hunger by providing healthy, frozen meal options for seniors to purchase in the convenience of their senior living residence. These meals provide a fast and nutritious meal option and decrease the number of meals missed due to financial constraints, food access, health issues and endurance limitations. These meals are prepared by our professional team in our Community Kitchen. Our Silver Supper meals are a lower cost and healthier option than other frozen meals you would find at the grocery.  If you are interested in offering this meal program to seniors you serve, please reach out to Sarah Collins to learn more.

Mobile Pantries for Seniors
The Mobile Pantry program distributes fresh fruit, vegetables and nonperishable items to community members at risk of hunger. We conveniently distribute these items to senior residential buildings and senior centers. When possible, we strategically partner with community organizations to provide additional services for seniors, such as blood pressure screenings and health coaching.