Chattanooga food bank receives grant to start Senior Grocery Pro - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Chattanooga food bank receives grant to start Senior Grocery Program

Posted: Updated:
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will receive a portion of a $500,000 grant from the AARP Foundation.

The grant, awarded to Feeding America, is in support of the Senior Grocery Program.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will receive $40,000 to start the program.

The Senior Grocery Program provides low-income older adults who are at risk of hunger access to nutritious food, including fresh produce, which they can easily prepare and consume at home.

It also helps address the growing needs of older American not served through the U.S. government feeding program.

"AARP Foundation's $500,000 grant to Feeding America helps bolster the continued efforts of both of our organizations in the fight against older adult hunger," said AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins. "By aligning with an organization that has a proven track record in hunger relief, we are able to multiply our work with local organizations nationwide to reach more people and make resources go further."

Ten food banks in total received the grant in: Chattanooga, TN; Tyler, TX; New York, NY; Flint, MI; Santa Barbara, CA; Lafayette, IN; Eugene, OR; Raleigh, NC; Charleston, SC; and Lubbock, TX.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Easter events around the Tennessee Valley

    Easter events around the Tennessee Valley

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:31:25 GMT
    Here is a list of Easter Events happening in the Chattanooga area over the weekend. Be sure and share with us your Easter events on Facebook so we can add to the list.More
    Here is a list of Easter Events happening in the Chattanooga area over the weekend. Be sure and share with us your Easter events on Facebook so we can add to the list.
    More
  • When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?

    When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:21:51 GMT
    Since people drive more outside the scope of their typical Monday-to-Friday routine on the weekends, gas station owners want to take advantage of any additional traffic that comes their way.More
    Since people drive more outside the scope of their typical Monday-to-Friday routine on the weekends, gas station owners want to take advantage of any additional traffic that comes their way.More
  • UPDATE: Armed morning robbery at McDonald's

    UPDATE: Armed morning robbery at McDonald's

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:44:53 GMT
    Two masked suspects entered the restaurant about 6:15am. One suspect fired a round from a weapon into the ceiling, and then ordered everyone to the floor. More
    Two masked suspects entered the restaurant about 6:15am. One suspect fired a round from a weapon into the ceiling, and then ordered everyone to the floor.  More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.