May 18, 2017
by Liana Solis

NTFB Delivers Meals and Smiles to Hungry Seniors

May 18, 2017
by Liana Solis

From small snacks to full dishes, meal delivery is a very popular concept in today’s day and age. However, what might this look like for a home-bound senior who is struggling with food insecurity?


 

As the older American population is growing, so is the amount of seniors living with food insecurity. Many seniors have trouble getting around, and for those experiencing food insecurity, it can be particularly difficult to access food assistance themselves. Ms. Dorothy is a client of the Nourishing Neighbors program at the North Texas Food Bank that currently helps more than 200 seniors in difficult situations such as this.Dorothy-10

Ms. Dorothy has been in the program for two years, and expressed that it is not only difficult for her to move around, but because her children work so often, it makes it hard for her to find any way to get to a grocery store.

“That’s really how this program helped me,” she said. “You all don’t realize how much you are really helping the elderly with everything you are doing.”

Ms. Dorothy will be 88 years old in June and has lived in the same apartment for the past 40 years. Many of her neighbors are also in the program, and they all look out for each other, noting that she will even sometimes share her food with her neighbors who need it.

Ms. Dorothy is very close with Amanda, who volunteers to deliver her food every two weeks, and even calls her “my angel.” She and the other patrons of the apartment also look out for Amanda when she delivers food because she means so much to them.

While Ms. Dorothy has experienced some trials in her life, she is never one to complain.

“Life is good here,” she said. “It’s what you make of it; you can choose to make life good or you can choose to make life bad.”

CoDorothy-1oking the food she receives in each Nourishing Neighbors box is one of her favorite things to do. She cooks all of her meals every single day, that way she knows they will be cooked just the way she likes them.

Although it is harder for her to move around, she prefers being active over sitting at home. She said she worked until she was 70 years old and would still be working now if her body allowed it.

“Many elderly feel like once they get to 60 or 70 that their life is gone,” Ms. Dorothy said. “I just don’t want to live that way. I still have so much that I want to do.”

To find out more about the Nourishing Neighbors program or how you can sign up for your own Nourishing Neighbors route, visit our website here. Seniors just like Ms. Dorothy are waiting for their “angels” to visit them today!

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From small snacks to full dishes, meal delivery is a very popular concept in today’s day and age. However, what might this look like for a home-bound senior who is struggling with food insecurity?


 

As the older American population is growing, so is the amount of seniors living with food insecurity. Many seniors have trouble getting around, and for those experiencing food insecurity, it can be particularly difficult to access food assistance themselves. Ms. Dorothy is a client of the Nourishing Neighbors program at the North Texas Food Bank that currently helps more than 200 seniors in difficult situations such as this.Dorothy-10

Ms. Dorothy has been in the program for two years, and expressed that it is not only difficult for her to move around, but because her children work so often, it makes it hard for her to find any way to get to a grocery store.

“That’s really how this program helped me,” she said. “You all don’t realize how much you are really helping the elderly with everything you are doing.”

Ms. Dorothy will be 88 years old in June and has lived in the same apartment for the past 40 years. Many of her neighbors are also in the program, and they all look out for each other, noting that she will even sometimes share her food with her neighbors who need it.

Ms. Dorothy is very close with Amanda, who volunteers to deliver her food every two weeks, and even calls her “my angel.” She and the other patrons of the apartment also look out for Amanda when she delivers food because she means so much to them.

While Ms. Dorothy has experienced some trials in her life, she is never one to complain.

“Life is good here,” she said. “It’s what you make of it; you can choose to make life good or you can choose to make life bad.”

CoDorothy-1oking the food she receives in each Nourishing Neighbors box is one of her favorite things to do. She cooks all of her meals every single day, that way she knows they will be cooked just the way she likes them.

Although it is harder for her to move around, she prefers being active over sitting at home. She said she worked until she was 70 years old and would still be working now if her body allowed it.

“Many elderly feel like once they get to 60 or 70 that their life is gone,” Ms. Dorothy said. “I just don’t want to live that way. I still have so much that I want to do.”

To find out more about the Nourishing Neighbors program or how you can sign up for your own Nourishing Neighbors route, visit our website here. Seniors just like Ms. Dorothy are waiting for their “angels” to visit them today!

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