The Southeast Missouri Food Bank recently received a Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Grant to assist in the fight against senior hunger. Currently, one in every twelve senior citizens in the state are considered to be food insecure, this means they don’t possess the correct resources to get enough food to have a healthy diet. Enterprise Rent –A- Car, along with Feeding America, is providing a total of $15 million for senior and child hunger programs over the next half dozen years and the funding was awarded to forty-six food banks in the nation.
Food bank programs to fight against senior hunger include:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program that contains monthly boxes of food that are provided to anyone who is over the age of sixty who are able to meet the required income eligibility guidelines.
- Access to food pantries, soup kitchens and mobile food pantries
- Officials say Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a commitment in assisting in the effort to address food insecurity around theglobe and in Southeast Missouri and they are in support of the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in their fight against hunger in the community.