Senior Outreach

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The Senior Outreach program is a partnership between Second Harvest and East Tennessee nonprofits that serve the elderly. Seniors are disproportionately at risk of hunger compared to other age groups. In a recent senior survey, over 30% reported having to choose between buying groceries and buying medicine within the last month; 25% reported choosing between paying rent and going grocery shopping. The food bank provides emergency and supplemental food to seniors across 18 counties. Many of those who receive food are shut-ins or residents of group or special needs homes. For more information on the Senior Outreach Program, contact Sam.