How the Care & Share: Meals for Seniors Program works:
Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) partners with “Meals on Wheels” and senior living facilities to provide supplemental food on weekends to senior citizens who often struggle with basic decisions regarding their ability to afford food, medicine and utilities
An increasing number of senior citizens find themselves on a fixed income. They have to make the choice between purchasing medication or food.
Senior hunger is not just a income issue. Many seniors lack the mobility to shop for food and to prepare their meals. The struggle increases when they do not have support systems locally to provide assistance.
The Care & Share: Meals for Seniors Program works to provide senior citizens in our community nutritious food so they may be healthy, safe and continue living independently.
How You Can Help
Volunteer to help pack meals and food staple boxes
Donate the most needed food items:
Canned meat Soup
Canned Fruit Canned Vegetables
Shelf Stable Milk Oatmeal
Peanut Butter Crackers
Ensure Individual Boxed Cereal
Help us end hunger for our senior citizens in Montgomery County
Sponsor a senior citizen food for a weekend — providing 7 meals and snacks.
3 month sponsorship: $87.50
6 month sponsorship: $175.00
9 month sponsorship: $262.50
1 year sponsorship: $350.00
Contact Us To Get Involved
Did You Know?
Individuals 65 years and older represent 11.7 % of the population for Montgomery County.
Recent statistics from Feeding America shows 30% of client households with seniors have had to choose between food and medical care and 35% have had to choose between food and utilities.
In recent years, Texas was tied for 6th highest in the nation for seniors with food insecurity at 10.4%.
On average, seniors who apply for food stamps receive approximately $19.00 a month while the average prescription drugs cost is $200.00 monthly.
Seniors are more likely to be food insecure if they:
- Live in a southern state
- Are younger
- Live with a grandchild
- Are African American or Hispanic
Food Insecure seniors are:
- 60% more likely to experience depression
- 53% more likely to report a heart attack
- 52% more likely to develop asthma
- 40% more likely to report an experience of congestive heart failure.