April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month, and Legacy Link, Banks County Senior Center, Franklin County Senior Center, Hart County Senior Center, and Union County Senior Center all wore orange on April 12, 2024, to bring awareness to food insecurity issues in our community.

Legacy Link was excited to give out two mini-grants earlier this month to help squash senior hunger! Our recipients this year were Sunshine Seniors located in Hall County and MedLink of Banks County Community Health Center.

Sunshine Seniors in Hall County currently distributes food to 1,500 seniors each month and 75 homebound individuals on a weekly basis. Sunshine Seniors’ plan for the $2,500 mini-grant provided by Legacy Link is to offer healthy choices such as fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, proteins, and grains to homebound seniors. With this money, they will be able to increase their deliveries to 100 homebound older adults each week!

MedLink of Banks County Community Health Center also received a mini-grant for $2,500. They plan to utilize that funding to host cooking classes and demonstrations to help older adults in Banks and surrounding counties learn how to cook healthy meals. Participants will be able to leave the class with the ingredients needed to prepare these meals at home.

We are grateful for these organizations’ dedication to serving our seniors in need and are excited to see the impact on squashing senior hunger.

If you are a senior or know a senior in need of food assistance, please contact us at 770-538-2650 to get information about available resources.

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