Meals 4 Seniors

A Program of the Seacoast Family Food Pantry

The number of food insecure senior citizens is growing. In the past two years, we have seen a 92% increase in pantry participants who are over the age of 60. In order to mitigate the hunger issues facing our region’s seniors, we are implementing a new Meals4Seniors Program.

The program includes the following components:

  1. Seniors Only Pantry Hours - Our older participants report that they feel more comfortable visiting the pantry when it is not crowded. In response, we now offer “seniors only” hours every Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Seniors are still welcome to visit the pantry at any other open times if they prefer.
  2. Senior Food on the Go - To meet the emergency/immediate needs of seniors unable or unwilling to visit the pantry, we will deliver prepackaged healthy (e.g. heart health, low sugar, joint health) food “gift bags” to such locations as our local housing authority, houses of worship, senior centers and doctors' offices. These bags will contain easy-to-prepare shelf stable food items that can be privately distributed by our partners to those seniors identified as being in need of emergency food. This ensures we reach those most vulnerable while also respecting any dignity and/or privacy concerns.

For more information about our programming for seniors, please contact us at (603) 436-0641.