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Comfort Keepers Food Drive for Local Seniors

Aug 25, 2017 by Kristina Butler

At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to an inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care, according to Feeding America. During September, National Hunger Action Month, Comfort Keepers® in Dayton, OH is asking those in our community to make food donations to the Feed Seniors NowTM  food drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic that impacts millions of older Americans trying to remain healthy and independent.

 

Suggested Non-Perishable Food Donations for Seniors 

Fruits

  • Canned mixed fruit (packed in light syrup)
  • Canned pineapple (packed in light syrup)
  • Canned peaches and pears (packed in light syrup)
  • Individual servings of fruit or applesauce
  • 100% fruit juices (apple, grape, cranberry)
  • Raisins
  • Prunes
  • Dried mixed fruits
  • Fig bars
  • Applesauce

Vegetables

  • Mixed vegetables (low sodium)
  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans
  • Baked beans
  • Canned or stewed tomatoes
  • Jarred salsa
  • Canned beets

Protein (Meat/Fish)

  • Canned tuna (packed in water)
  • Canned salmon (packed in water)
  • Canned mackerel (packed in water)
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned beef

Protein (Other)

  • Peanut butter
  • Ensure nutrition shakes
  • Ensure protein bars
  • Canned nuts (no salt added)
  • Trail mix

Soups

  • Low-sodium soups

Whole Grains

  • Brown rice
  • Instant Oatmeal (low sodium or heart healthy)
  • Cream of wheat
  • Whole grain/wheat poasta
  • Dry cereals
  • Crackers
  • Muffin and bread mixes

Dairy

  • Evaporated milk
  • Nonfat dry milk
  • Nondairy creamer

For more information on the local Feed Seniors Now™ food drive and Comfort Keepers Nourish Senior Life® initiative, please contact your local Comfort Keepers office at (877) 205-8417

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