This Hunger Action Month, Jackson is committed to fighting senior hunger.
“I’m on disability and I only get so much every month. It doesn’t go very far,” said Sherry Cooper, a client of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Sherry, like many senior citizens in Middle and Western Tennessee, lives on a fixed income – forced to make the tough choice between paying for groceries or paying for medical bills.
“If you go from month to month with nothing extra, you know, like if you need new tires, or have to go to the doctor, anything like that, you don’t have extra money to do it,” she said.
Our Senior Nutrition Program provides food-insecure seniors with a monthly food box. Each box is packed with 15-20 senior-appropriate food items that have been selected by our Registered Dietician.
In addition, Jackson employees have donated more than 920 hours of volunteer time to help end hunger in our community, including sorting more than 8,200 pounds of food – equaling 6,850 meals our hungry neighbors – this past July 2019.
Thank you to Jackson for taking action and providing essential food for some of Middle and West Tennessee most vulnerable populations.