Final week of distribution in Richland County for emergency senior nutrition program

Throughout the past 10 weeks at Senior Resources, we have served 289,220 meals through our Emergency Senior Nutrition Program and delivered 33,609 meals to our home-bound seniors. This will be the last week that we will provide emergency food assistance to Richland County senior citizens through our Emergency Senior Nutrition Program. Senior Resources provides meals 260 days a year through our Meals on Wheels program directly to the home of Richland County senior citizens. If you are a senior citizen in Richland County that is interested in learning more about this program, please visit our website at www.seniorresourcesinc.org or call our office at: 803-252-7734.

Our program expanded in early May to include 15 additional counties in the state, thanks to our partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation to provide five free meals on a weekly basis to any senior citizen in the following counties: Anderson, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Horry, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Richland and Williamsburg. This partnership will provide 245,000 free meals to seniors in 16 counties throughout the state. If you are a senior citizen or a caregiver of a senior citizen residing in one of the counties participating in our Emergency Senior Nutrition program, please visit our website for a county by county list with distribution information.

There are specific requirements that must be met to receive the free meal services. To receive the meal pack, you must be a senior citizen (60+) or a caregiver taking a meal to a senior citizen, and you must reside in that county. All meal recipients must show a state issued id and provide a name, address and phone number at pick-up. If you are picking up a meal for a senior resident, please have their ID with you. Only two meal packs are allowed per car (10 individual meals). Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week.