canned stopOWENSBORO, Ky. (4/17/13) – Donations of canned goods and other nonperishable items have been pouring into local supermarkets this month, in response to the third annual ‘Stop Senior Hunger’ food drive.

Independence Bank, Comfort Keepers, GRADD, Specialty Foods Group and Canteen are seeking to rally community support to feed at least 500 low-income individuals in Daviess and Hancock counties.

The campaign runs through April 30, and according to organizers, contributions are still urgently needed.

“We see clients every day who are struggling to afford basic necessities, especially proper nutrition,” said Jiten Shah, GRADD executive director. “A donation of just $25 can help feed someone for an entire week.”

Nonperishable food items may be dropped off at area Kroger, Hometown IGA and Bill’s IGA supermarkets, as well as local senior centers, Independence Bank, Comfort Keepers and GRADD.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation may also mail a check to: Independence Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 988, Owensboro, KY 42302. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the food drive.

Last year’s campaign netted over seven tons of food—enough to feed 505 seniors for approximately one week.

Local seniors who have an income at 150 percent of the federal poverty level or who are currently receiving public assistance are also eligible to obtain food through this initiative.

For more details about contributing to ‘Stop Senior Hunger’ or to refer a senior who may need assistance, please visit www.GRADD.com/StopSeniorHunger or call 1-800-928-9093.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Woody Maglinger
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5259

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3664

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2099

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1999

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1916

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19551

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15729

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 1916

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1704

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1430

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 977

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 815

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 800

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 637

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 634

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 565

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 492

Man Arrested, College Building Evacuated…

by SurfKY News