United Way of Bucks County provides healthy food to our neighbors in need.
The Senior Food Box Program works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious food. Hunger among seniors makes them more prone to depression, heart attack, and other serious health complications.
Senior food boxes are distributed by Bucks County Opportunity Council, with additional fresh produce provided by United Way of Bucks County.
INCREASING ACCESS TO HEALTHY MEALS
In Pennsylvania, eligible participants include low-income individuals who are at least 60 years old and whose household income is at or below 130 percent of the U.S. poverty level. The senior food boxes do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of older Americans.
HOW YOUR DOLLARS HELP
Hunger and food insecurity are significant challenges in our community. It can be difficult for older adults to find healthy, affordable food. The Senior Food Box program eliminates barriers for seniors and ensures they have access to nutritious foods they need to stay healthy.
Value of fresh produce boxes contributed to the Senior Food Box Program by United Way of Bucks County in 2021.
Number of produce boxes provided to low-income seniors in 2021.
Number of seniors served monthly through the Senior Food Box Distribution program in 2021.
Number of site locations consisting of senior centers, senior apartment housing, and food pantries who participate in the distribution of food boxes in 2021.