Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people to experience food insecurity. 1 in 3 qualifying seniors in Indiana are not enrolled in SNAP. Mobility and medical challenges set seniors up to be vulnerable to hunger. The Senior Safety Net Initiative is designed to create an easy to access location for seniors to receive nutritious foods. Second Harvest serves 16 Senior Safety Net sites, some of which are private sites targeted at communities of highest risk. Our public sites are listed below.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative and how to partner to end senior hunger in East Central Indiana, please contact Sunni Matters, Director of Impact, by email or at 765.287.8698 ext 116.
SENIOR SAFETY NET SITES
The Senior Safety Net is for anyone 60+ who needs food assistance. If you cannot pick up in person, you may send someone with a note. Below are our public Senior Safety Net sites.
Asbury United Methodist
1st Tuesday | 11:30am-12:30pm
204 E Arch St, Portland
Salvation Army New Castle
3rd Thursday | 1pm-2pm
2500 Washington St, New Castle
Marion Grant County Senior Citizens Center
1st Wednesday | 1pm-2pm
503 S Gallatin St, Marion
4th Monday | 3pm
100 E 300 N, Anderson
Parker Community Pantry
3rd Tuesday | 3pm-4pm
305 S. Main St., Parker City
Glad Tidings Church
4th Tuesday | 2pm-3pm
1712 N Walnut St, Hartford City
Daleville Town Hall
3rd Thursday | 1pm-3pm
8019 S Walnut St, Daleville
Forest Park Senior Center
4th Thursday | 3pm-4pm
2517 W 8th St, Muncie
Area Agencies on Aging
Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging provide case management, information and referrals to services for aging or developmentally disabled persons. To apply for services, or to report suspected Medicare fraud or abuse, contact your AAA or call toll-free 800-986-3505.
AAA in the Second Harvest Service Area:
LifeStream Services: Serving Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, and Randolph Counties (among others)
Area 5 Agency on Aging & Community Services: Serving Wabash County (among others)
Feeding America Senior Hunger Research
To better understand the complex relationships between food insecurity, older age, and other related factors, Feeding America conducts and releases timely and relevant research on hunger among older adults and seniors to figure out how best to help.
Feeding America Senior Food Insecurity Studies:
The State of Senior Hunger in America
Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty
Senior Food Insecurity Exploratory Research
Senior Hunger Program support provided by Feeding America and Enterprise.