With stay at home orders coming from Governor Dewine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CUP faced two dilemmas: our pantry badly needed restocked, and our volunteers needed to stay home. The National Guard came to our rescue! They picked up 18,000 pounds of food for us from West Ohio Food Bank, then shelved it.
For the time being, our clients pull their cars up to the side door and are greeted by members of the National Guard, who register the clients, then bring out their food. We are very grateful for this help!
“In 2017, there are just more than 49 million Americans age 65 and over, and about 8 million of them can be considered facing the threat of hunger.” And those numbers are growing. The website Aging In Place, sponsored by the National Council for Aging Care, highlights the realities of hunger among the elderly. Details and information can be found at http://www.aginginplace.org/the-facts-behind-senior-hunger/