Tag Archives: senior

Sharing A Meal Together

At a recent Senior Mobile Pantry distribution in Greencastle, I had the opportunity to assist with bagging and distributing fresh produce to nearly 150 families. That day’s distribution included amazing fresh peaches…and turnips. Guess which item I was charged with bagging and distributing? That’s right – the turnips! Admittedly, I’m not a turnip fan. In

Healthy Aging

September is Hunger Action Month, and Gleaners is buzzing with lots of activities, events, and fundraising to further our mission in the fight against hunger. September is also Healthy Aging Month, which aligns well with the special programs we offer to help improve food security for our clients ages 55 and older.  Across the United States, about 1 in 12 seniors face food insecurity

Asking for Help at 94: The New Face of Hunger

Robert Herrmann, 94, shops at the Rushville Mobile Pantry in May. Nearly 5 million older adults face hunger in the United States every day. If that number surprises you, you likely aren’t alone. On a recent visit to a Mobile Pantry in Rushville, several seniors waited in line on a warm, sunny day. This Mobile