LifeStream & Second Harvest Food Bank Partner to Offer Senior Food Distribution

PORTLAND, IND. – LifeStream Services and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana are partnering to offer a senior food distribution site in Jay County. The location will provide assorted foods for seniors who are in need. 

The Second Harvest Senior Safety Net food distribution will occur on the first Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Asbury United Methodist Church located at 204 E. Arch St. Portland, IN 47371. This program is available to those who are 60 years of age and older.  

Dana Pierce, LifeStream’s Nutrition Administrator, shared: “This is a wonderful program to help the seniors in our community get the food they need.” 

LifeStream’s Nutrition Program is dedicated to helping seniors in East Central Indiana have access to food and nutrition information that they need to live a healthy life. For more information on the nutrition program, please contact Dana Pierce, Nutrition Administrator, at 765-808-9059 or email

“Mobility and medical challenges set seniors up to be vulnerable to hunger,” added Tim Kean, President/CEO of Second Harvest. “Our Senior Safety Net initiative is designed to create an easy-to-access location for seniors to receive nutritious foods. We are excited to partner with LifeStream Services on this new location in the Portland/Jay County area.”

The Second Harvest Senior Safety Net food distribution is in need of active volunteers to help manage the distribution of items on distribution days. Those interested in volunteering should contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, at 765-759-3372 or email

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LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream serves over 19,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at and follow on Facebook at

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is the region’s largest hunger-relief organization serving over 100 pantries and meal programs in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph and Wabash Counties. With a vision to see people in East Central Indiana free from hunger and self-sufficient, our mission is to provide help for today by feeding the hungry and hope for tomorrow by addressing the causes of food insecurity while empowering people toward self-sufficiency. Our goal is to feed East Central Indiana’s most vulnerable residents through a region-wide network of member agencies and programs and to engage our region in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Second Harvest Food Bank network provides assistance to more than 67,000 low-income people, including more than 20,000 children and nearly 5,200 seniors.

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