Green River Area Development District
Serving Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union & Webster Counties in Western Kentucky
Think Progress. Think Tomorrow. Think GRADD.
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301     Phone: 270.926.4433     TDD: 800.648.6056

March 2018

Nearly one in six senior citizens is at risk of hunger—representing an 88 percent increase over the past decade—according to the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

To combat troubling statistics like these, local agencies are once again partnering to sponsor the “Feed Seniors Now” food drive, running March 16 - April 13.  Groceries will be delivered by community volunteers on April 25, corresponding with Volunteer Appreciation Month.

Independence Bank, Comfort Keepers, Kentucky Legend® (a division of Specialty Foods Group, LLC), and Green River Area Development District (GRADD) are seeking to rally community support to feed low-income individuals in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, and Webster Counties.

“Hunger is a silent epidemic among seniors nationwide and in our local communities,” said Kyle Aud, Independence Bank Senior Vice President of Daviess County. “Through this campaign, we strive to positively impact the lives of some of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Nonperishable food items may be dropped off at any of the following locations:

DAVIESS COUNTY

Independence Bank (2425 Frederica Street, Owensboro)
Independence Bank (2465 Parrish Avenue, Owensboro)
Independence Bank (3228 KY Highway 54, Owensboro)
Kroger (2630 Frederica Street, Owensboro)
Kroger (1670 Starlite Drive, Owensboro)
Kroger (2308 U.S. Highway 60 East, Owensboro)
Hometown IGA (1731 Scherm Road, Owensboro)
Hometown IGA (900 East 25th Street, Owensboro)
Hometown IGA (201 Carter Road, Owensboro)
Comfort Keepers (401 Frederica Street, Owensboro)
GRADD Office (300 GRADD Way, Owensboro)
Munday Activity Center (1650 West 2nd Street, Owensboro)

HANCOCK COUNTY
Independence Bank (8523 U.S. Highway 60 West, Lewisport)
Independence Bank (225 U.S. Highway 60 East, Hawesville)
Crossroads IGA (8090 U.S. Highway 60 West, Lewisport)
Bill's IGA (290 Hawes Boulevard, Hawesville)
Hancock County Senior Center (315 Ridgewood Drive, Hawesville)
Hancock County Public Library (1220 Madison Street, Hawesville)

HENDERSON COUNTY
Independence Bank (1100 Barret Boulevard, Henderson)
Independence Bank (76 South Green Street, Henderson)
Independence Bank (2610 Zion Road, Henderson)
The Gathering Place (1817 North Elm Street, Henderson)

McLEAN COUNTY
Independence Bank (614 Henton Street, Livermore)
Hometown IGA (313 Henton Street, Livermore)
Hometown IGA (230 West 2nd Street, Calhoun)
Camron's Foodliner (12196 State Route 81S, Sacramento)

OHIO COUNTY
Ohio County Senior Services (2320 Highway 69 North, Hartford)
Hometown IGA (1137 Highway 231, Hartford)
Fordsville Elementary School (359 West Main St., Fordsville)

WEBSTER COUNTY
Independence Bank (308 US-41, Sebree)
Independence Bank (211 N. US-41A South, Providence)
Townsend's IGA (1308 US Highway 41A North, Sebree)
Sureway (501 US 41 Alt., Providence)


       

“‘Feed Seniors Now’ is a national effort of Comfort Keepers to raise public awareness and combat this crisis,” said Levi Reames, Comfort Keepers of Owensboro owner. “We appreciate the support of our many partners, especially Kentucky Legend and Canteen Service Company.”

Since its inception in 2011, this area food drive has netted over 20 tons of food, providing meals for 1,932 seniors.

"Aging citizens face numerous challenges, including health and financial support," said Kevin Clark, Director of Human Resources for Kentucky Legend.  "We support this program with the goal of ensuring that each recipient receives the adequate assistance needed."

Local seniors who have an income at 150 percent of the federal poverty level or who are currently receiving public assistance are eligible to obtain food through this initiative.

“This is a vital project because we have dozens of residents in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Ohio, Webster, and McLean counties on our home delivered meals waiting list,” said Jennifer Williams, GRADD Associate Director for Aging & Social Services . “Nearly one-third of our aging services clients tell us they have to choose between food and paying for medical care or utilities.”

>> For more details about contributing to the “Feed Seniors Now” food drive or to refer a senior who may need assistance, please call 800-928-9094.