Arlene, 77, is one of many struggling with food insecurity in Cass County. Seniors are especially vulnerable to food insecurity. In Feeding America West Michigan’s 40-county service area, approximately 46,800 seniors are food insecure.
Nelda is one of many seniors who struggle with food insecurity in West Michigan, but her story is unique – Nelda has struggled with food insecurity for her entire life.
Myrtle Stadler, who goes by “Myrt,” opens the large chest freezer in her home at Hickory Village senior community and proudly displays an assortment of vegetables, meats, and other food she has prepared. The food is a source of comfort … Continue reading
Since 2006, the members of UAW Local 137 in Greenville have been hosting a monthly Mobile Food Pantry to help low-income families in the community, including their own members who lost their livelihoods when a local manufacturing facility closed down … Continue reading
After her husband passed away, Artie Smith moved in with her daughters in Grand Rapids. Three years ago, she made the transition to Ransom Tower Apartments, a facility for low-income seniors run by the Grand Rapids Housing Commission. At 80 … Continue reading
For the elderly and home-bound, receiving a healthy meal in their own home is about more than just nutrition. It’s a chance for social interaction and it allows them to retain a sense of dignity and independence.