Nearly 100 volunteers will fan out across the Green River area of Kentucky on Oct. 22 to deliver bags of groceries to more than 500 low-income seniors.
The program is called ‘Feed Seniors Now’ and it’s coordinated by the Green River Area Development District, or GRADD.
This is the eighth year of the project. Volunteers pack and deliver bags with canned fruits and vegetables, breakfast items, pasta, tuna, peanut butter and other nonperishable items.
On delivery morning volunteers add a quarter-size ham and hot dogs donated by Kentucky Legend.
Jennifer Williams is associate director for aging and social services for GRADD. She said last year the program delivered food to 504 seniors, and this year that number is up to 545.