Help Fight Senior Hunger in October

September 29, 2014 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

Seniors are one of the fastest-growing populations that Second Harvest Heartland serves: visits by seniors to Second Harvest Heartland’s food shelf partners have increased more than 60 percent since 2008. Many seniors are on fixed incomes and are faced with making tough decisions between food and other necessities.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with UnitedHealthcare and WCCO-TV again this year to help our neighbors who are seniors realize that there are programs available that can help them get the food they need.

Now through October 19th, you’ll see Public Service Announcements and other promotions on WCCO-TV that will encourage seniors and their caregivers to connect with resources like food shelf locations and information, congregant dining and transportation options and more. New this year is an opportunity for everyone to support seniors experiencing hunger. For donations made now through October 31, UnitedHealthcare will match them $1-for-$1 up to $40,000.

Hunger is a fact of life for many Minnesota seniors, and thousands do not know where they’ll find their next meal. We’re fortunate to have great partners in UnitedHealthcare and WCCO-TV to help raise awareness about the issue of senior hunger, and connect those in need with the programs and resources that can help.

Visit 2harvest.org/seniorhelp to learn more about senior hunger, find local resources or make your donation.

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