3 05, 2018

Reaching seniors with nutritious food


Nello has lived in Halifax County his entire life – all 84 years. He enjoys life in Enfield, where he fishes, grows tomatoes in the summer, and cooks for his wife Lossie. But like nearly 14% of NC seniors, Nello and Lossie struggle to pay bills and buy the groceries they need. “As long as [...]

Reaching seniors with nutritious food2018-05-03T13:38:56-04:00
19 05, 2017

Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink


May is Older American’s Month, and at the Food Bank, we aim to celebrate their stories and wisdom while providing help to the 45,000 seniors living at or below the poverty line within our 34-county service area. And that’s not just limited to food. Did you know dehydration in our senior citizen community is a [...]

Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink2017-05-19T15:12:47-04:00
28 05, 2016

The Pork Chop Story


As the coordinator of a food pantry in rural eastern North Carolina, Dianne Andrews meets a lot of seniors living on small fixed incomes. But one story has stuck with her. One day Dianne got a call from her Aunt, who knew of an older adult who wasn’t eating anything because she couldn’t afford more [...]

The Pork Chop Story2016-05-28T14:01:23-04:00
16 05, 2016

Thousands of Seniors Suffer Silently


When our Benefits Outreach Coordinators travel across Food Bank CENC’s 34 county service area, they hear a lot of “No.” Do you receive food stamps? No.Do you want to see if you’re eligible for them? No. It's their jobs to increase access to FNS Benefits (known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and [...]

Thousands of Seniors Suffer Silently2016-05-16T16:31:33-04:00
8 05, 2016

The Power of Grandma’s Cooking


Grandparents hold a special place in our heart, especially when it comes to food. Many of us have memories of grandma’s cooking, always delicious and made with love. Grandmas around the world have served as sources of never-ending culinary knowledge, using their skills and family recipes to feed the people in their care. As their [...]

The Power of Grandma’s Cooking2016-05-08T09:21:56-04:00
17 05, 2015

Why We Need to #SolveSeniorHunger


“It’s hard to be old. It’s harder to be old and poor. And it’s even harder than that to be old, poor, and sick.” –Ms. Claudette, Bread For Life food pantry Food insecurity affects people of all ages. But unique dietary needs related to aging, medical conditions, and impeded mobility make seniors particularly vulnerable to [...]

Why We Need to #SolveSeniorHunger2015-05-17T16:09:03-04:00
22 05, 2014

Safeguarding Seniors


This post is part of a series on Older Americans Month. We encourage you to raise awareness and join the conversation by sharing this post with your friends and family to help the more than 43,000 seniors who struggle with hunger in our region. “It’s hard to be old. It’s harder to be old and poor. [...]

Safeguarding Seniors2014-05-22T17:35:41-04:00
1 05, 2014

Seniors Forced to Forgo Food Needed to Stay Healthy


After a lifetime of contributing to society, over 43,000 seniors in our 34 county service area are living on fixed incomes that often force them to choose between paying for healthcare and buying groceries. We meet many clients at the soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters we serve who are attempting to live—during what should [...]

Seniors Forced to Forgo Food Needed to Stay Healthy2014-05-01T11:35:48-04:00