Food Finders Food Bank to cut senior feeding program

This September distribution for Food Finders Food Bank's Senior Grocery Program will be the last.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2018 4:24 PM
Updated: Aug. 28, 2018 4:25 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — This September distribution for Food Finders Food Bank's Senior Grocery Program will be the last.

That is unless the food bank can come up with a new way to fund it. Food Finders was notified last week that it did not receive a grant it needed to pay for the program.

The food bank is currently working with a community partner to come up with additional funding. The Senior Grocery Program serves registered seniors struggling with food insecurity by providing a monthly distribution of food.

Chief Operating Officer Kier Crites said seniors can still use the food bank's other services.

"They can obviously continue coming to our food pantry which we are open 5 days a week so there is always resources for that and our staff is reaching out to our seniors to make sure that they have access to SNAP outreach and they know about our pantry hours," said Crites.

The food bank still hopes to bring the program back.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the program can click here. 

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