Help Feed Seniors Now™ During Hunger Action Month
At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and rent according to Canadian statistics. During September, National Hunger Action Month, Comfort Keepers® in Barrie ON is asking the community to make food donations to the Feed Seniors NowTMfood drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic that impacts millions of older Canadians trying to remain healthy and independent.
In response to a growing need for awareness about senior nutrition, the Comfort Keepers system has launched a nationwide campaign called Nourish Senior Life® to create awareness for the importance of a healthy diet for those 65 and over. This senior nutrition campaign aims to help seniors preserve their independence by providing diet and nutrition information, encouragement and necessities.
In the local market, Comfort Keepers Barrie is asking to place food collection bins at the your place of business.
Suggested Non-Perishable Food donations for Seniors:
Fruits: Canned mixed fruit( light syrup), individual applesauce, 100% fruit juices, raisins, prunes, dried mixed fruit, fig bars
Vegetables: low sodium canned vegetables, canned or stewed tomatoes
Protein: canned tuna (packed in water), any fish canned in water, canned chicken or beef, peanut butter, ensure nutrition shakes, ensure protein bars, trail mix
Dairy: Evaporated milk, Non fat dry milk, nondairy creamer
Whole grains: brown rice, instant oatmeal ( low sodium, heart healthy), whole grain pasta, dry cereals, crackers, muffin and bread mixes, canned low sodium beans, chickpeas, black beans, baked ect…
Soups: low sodium soups