Several food programs are available to area seniors.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides monthly boxes of shelf-stable food items to nutritionally at-risk, income-eligible seniors ages 60 and older. The program is operated by the Southeast Ohio Foodbank and serves seniors in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington counties. For more details and to apply, contact the foodbank and kitchen at 740-385-6813.
The Meals-On-Wheels provides meals to homebound residents, with deliveries on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are also congregate sites in Athens County where eligible seniors can come daily and eat the meals provided. For more details and to apply for Meals-on-Wheels, contact the Regional Food Center at 740-385-6813. Residents interested in becoming a volunteer driver are also encouraged to contact that number.