Community Harvest awarded $5k to feed seniors

Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens
Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana received a $5,000 grant that will be used for feeding seniors in the community.

Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens
Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens

The money goes towards the Feeding Seniors Hunger- Relief Initiative. The program serves low-income senior citizens by helping to keep food insecurity off the list of worries for needy seniors.

“Community Harvest and those we serve are so appreciative of this grant from Ameriprise Financial that will help many food-insecure seniors,” Executive Director of Community Harvest, Jane Avery said. “There’s a rising need to help the ever growing numbers of seniors, including widows and veterans, who are or will outlive their resources.”

Community Harvest was recommended for the grant by Reimbold & Anderson, a finical advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Service, Inc. Community Harvest was selected for the award in support of its mission to alleviate hunger through the use of donated food and other resources throughout northeast Indiana.

“Senior citizens shouldn’t have to live in fear of not having enough to eat. This grant will be used to help make a difference in their lives,” Avery said. “Unforeseen power outages make shelf stable food even more important to them.  We are so grateful that businesses like Ameriprise are looking out to help seniors in need.”

Community Harvest’s grant is just one of 77 grants to nonprofits announced by the Ameriprise, totaling $1.6 million.

 

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