Peoples Health recently joined forces with Second Harvest Food Bank and the St. Charles Council on Aging to make sure that local senior citizens had everything they needed to properly celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
St. Charles Council on Aging senior center members were able to pick up meals with a safe and socially distanced drive-thru event on Nov. 16, and after the 10th annual event around 350 meals were delivered to homebound seniors in St. Charles Parish.
Each year the food program provides more than 6,000 traditional holiday meals to seniors in need across the state. The food is prepared at Second Harvest Community Kitchen and distributed to locations across south Louisiana. Because many food insecure seniors have a variety of special considerations – including nutrient requirements, ability to prepare meals and accessibility to food stores – many require a variety of avenues for food assistance.
“Peoples Health is proud to support Second Harvest in its efforts to provide much-needed, nutritious meals to the senior community this holiday season, especially after the devastation of Hurricane Ida,” Peoples Health President and CEO Warren Murrell said. “Through this partnership with Second Harvest’s Holiday Meals for Seniors program, we are able to highlight the need to support the community and bring awareness to senior hunger.”