St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank is focusing on health and nutrition. We have begun implementing low budget easy nutritional recipes for our friends who receive services in our food bank. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Our Food Bank has the pleasure of having a nutrition intern to help us and our friends understand and craft nutritional value in our recipes as well as great health friendly substitutions.
"The Numbers Behind Senior Hunger
In 2017, there are just more than 49 million Americans age 65 and over, and about 8 million of them can be considered facing the threat of hunger.
Not only is senior hunger such a large issue now, the threat of it persisting as a problem into the future is high because of the high rate of seniors expected to exist. As seniors lost million dollars in the stock market through the 2007 economic recession, their wealth- including retirement funds, insurance payouts, and pension checks – plummeted. This increased the rate at which seniors spent money on lesser quality food in favor of other things like insurance. (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR AGING CARE, 2017)."
For more information on Senior Hunger, please visit Aging In Place, the National Council for Aging Care's website by clicking on the button below.
St. Vincent de Paul has also been partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County for the last two years for the Get Up and Move program. This program promotes great health and exercise for our youth with fun activities that will keep them wanting to move and be healthy throughout there entirety of their lives.
For more information on the programs our food bank offers please contact Brittany Burke 761-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org