Senior Resources’ Emergency Senior Nutrition Program providing food assistance in 16 SC counties continues this week

At Senior Resources we have provided over 184,280 meals to senior citizens through our Emergency Senior Nutrition Program in the past eight weeks.  In addition, we have served over 20,292 frozen meals to our home-bound seniors through the Meals on Wheels delivery program.  We expanded our services through a partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation to provide over 245,000 free meals to senior citizens in 16 counties throughout the state.  Our Emergency Senior Nutrition Program provides 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 program is part of a five-week initiative that will run through the first week of June.  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 Senior Resources’ website (www.seniorresourcesinc.org) for website links that will be listed by county on our homepage.  Each county’s website will provide you with distribution site locations, dates and pick-up times.

There are specific requirements that must be met to receive free meal services from the Emergency Senior Nutrition Program.  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.

Richland County’s emergency senior nutrition schedule for this upcoming week is attached to this email.