The Green River Area Development District is partnering with Independence Bank, Comfort Keepers, and Specialty Foods Group to collect and distribute food to older adults in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, and Webster Counties.
Feeding America estimates that in 2019, 5.2 million seniors (60+ years old) faced hunger in America. This represents 1 in 14 seniors or just more than 7% of all seniors.
“We know that a portion of the population—not just across the country, but also in our own communities—face challenges that come with food insecurity,” Nick Oller, Independence Bank Daviess County President expressed. “We collaborate with other organizations to make that impactful connection. No one should have to pick between impossible choices like paying for groceries or medical care.”
In-Home Services Manager, Amber Phelps enjoys the opportunity to be involved in this partnership and states, “Feed Seniors Now helps fill a gap for older adults who may sometimes skip meals or eat smaller portions due to financial constraints. The problem of food insecurity among senior citizens is often unseen and unaddressed. Our hope is to shed light on the issue while providing assistance to seniors in need.”
Specialty Foods Group will be donating Kentucky Legend meats to the drive.
Please contact GRADD if you know a senior that could benefit from the drive.
Donations Accepted March 25th – April 29th
Shelf-stable food items:
canned fruit, vegetables, meats
muffin, bread mixes
dry cereal, instant oatmeal
Please make checks payable to The Independence Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 988, Owensboro, KY 42302, Attention: Feed Seniors Now. Please designate county in the memo section. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the food drive.
Delivery May 4, 2022
Volunteers will deliver groceries to low-income seniors in the five participating counties. It’s estimated nearly 4,000 food deliveries have been made throughout the duration of this program.
GRADD is a regional planning agency serving the communities of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties. GRADD offers assistance in the fields of aging, health, and social services; community and economic development; transportation planning; and workforce development. Our mission is to afford local governments and citizens a regional forum to identify issues and opportunities, and to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs to improve the quality of life in our district.
ABOUT INDEPENDENCE BANK
Independence Bank is a regional community bank with 28 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Shelby, Warren and Webster counties. One of the fastest growing banks in Kentucky and fifth largest, Independence Bank possesses the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients and offers trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, central to Independence Bank’s mission is doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees. Independence Bank has been recognized in multiple categories by the American Bankers Association, including being named a Top Performing Bank and Best Bank to Work For, for 12 consecutive years, a Best Place to Work in Kentucky for 12 years and has assets totaling $3.2 billion.