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Food Drive Aims to Help Struggling Seniors in Western Kentucky

The 9th Annual Feed Seniors Now Food Drive is underway, and organizers are looking to the community to help.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 3:21 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2021 3:42 PM

Nearly 9.7 million seniors were threatened by hunger before COVID-19.

"Statistics tells us that 1 in every six seniors are fighting hunger," says Jennifer Williams, GRADD.

Since then, that number has increased and continues to rise.

Independence Bank, Green River Area Development District (GRADD), Comfort Keepers, Five Star Food and Service, and the Specialty Food Group are teaming up for the 9th annual, Feed seniors Now Food Drive.

Organizers say this is part of a nation-wide initiative to raise public awareness on food insecurity in our communities.

This campaign will run through April 30th, and the groceries will be delivered on May 12th.

Donations can be dropped off at any independence bank in the surrounding Kentucky counties: Daviess, Hancock, Webster, Henderson, and Mclean County.

Last year, Organizers say they delivered 524 groceries to individuals in need, this year they hope to exceed that number.

"It wasn't the big number we would have liked it to be, but we we're going through an epidemic. But we just know this year, everyone is ready to get back out and help people. What better way to be out in the community and help the folks in need," says Nick Oller, Independence Bank Daviess President.

Groceries will be delivered on May 12th.

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