Senior Resources has provided more than 184,280 meals to senior citizens through the Emergency Senior Nutrition Program in the past eight weeks.
In addition, they have served more than 20,292 frozen meals to home-bound seniors through the Meals on Wheels delivery program. They expanded services through a partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation to provide more than 245,000 free meals to senior citizens in 16 counties throughout the state.
Their 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 the Emergency Senior Nutrition program visit www.seniorresourcesinc.org for website links that will be listed by county. 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. Only two meal packs are allowed per car (10 individual meals). Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week.