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Chattanooga food bank receives grant to start Senior Grocery Program

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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.

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