Food Bank's Senior Bags Program Help Stop Local Hunger

BRAZOS VALLEY- Having spent their lives working hard, these seniors are now retired, on a fixed income and are at risk of spending their last years hungry.

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is doing all it can to ensure that the most at risk seniors in the Brazos Valley can eat more than one meal a day.

Partnering with the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency's Meals on Wheels program, the Brazos Valley Food Bank helps ensure that 300 Senior Bags are provided to the neediest Meal on Wheels recipients in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes and Robertson counties.

These bags, filled with nutritionally balanced easy-to-prepare items, supplement the daily hot meal they receive from Meals on Wheels. These Senior Bags provide food for the evenings and weekends, when these seniors may be going without.

Unfortunately, for each senior who receives a bag, there are many more that could use it.

Last year the Food Bank delivered over 13,000 bags to area partners.

Be sure to join us this week on December 9th for the KBTX Food for Families Food Drive benefiting the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

For more information on the event go to: http://www.kbtx.com/kbtxcares/foodforfamilies