Staying healthy and strong in retirement is a challenge for the thousands of seniors in our area who are living on low fixed incomes and may struggle to afford the food they need alongside other expenses like medications and housing. Additionally, older adults experiencing limited mobility may find getting to a grocery store difficult. The food bank’s Senior Brown Bag program helps by providing monthly bags of healthy groceries to those over the age of 55. We distribute food directly to senior centers and housing facilities to make healthy food accessible.
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We’re in the heart of spring, and summer is on the way! Last month, we taught you how to create your very own urban container garden. Container gardening is a great and easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space. But what can you grow in it? Come find out!
Every day, Cierra Peterson greets each child with a smile as they come through the door at Little Lights, an after-school program that partners with the Capital Area Food Bank to provide nutritious meals to the kids who attend. The daily interactions are special to her, and she knows firsthand how much positive impact it can have on children’s lives.
Michelle, a single mother of three whose family participates in the food bank’s Family Markets program, has always believed in the power of nutrition. She strives to put a balanced meal on the table every night, and she’s always loved to cook—meat, fish, beans, veggies, lentils. The food bank’s Family Market program helps her do that.