More than 29 percent of those receiving assistance from our partner agencies are seniors over age 60.
Seniors are the fastest growing group of food insecure individuals. Through our Senior Nutrition Program, Mid-South Food Bank distributes food to specifically to seniors.
Each Senior Grocery food box contains food for a senior to prepare and consume at home. There is enough food to supplement their diets for about one month in each box.
Mid-South Food Bank also collaborates with MIFA to provide shelf-stable food that requires little or no preparation for seniors on the waiting list to receive MIFA Meals on Wheels.
The No Hungry Senior collaboration seeks to dramatically reduce the number of Shelby County seniors at risk of food insecurity and hunger by providing a weekly box of shelf stable food that is single serve, easy to open and requires little or no preparation. This food is appropriate for seniors age 60 and older who do not have the ability to access and prepare food themselves. They are all on the waiting list for MIFA's Meals on Wheels program.
No Hungry Senior is a collaboration with the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), the Aging Commission of the Mid-South (ACMS), Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, the Memphis Jewish Federation, the Common Table Health Alliance, Baptist Memorial Health Care, and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.