Low-income Seniors Will Get Much-Needed Protein With Food Distribution Program at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 11:17 AM

M.T., a 75-year-old senior citizen who lives alone in an apartment in Pasadena, has crippling degenerative joint disease in both knees, which makes grocery shopping extremely difficult.

She also has difficulty making ends meet, so the first Friday of every month she comes to the Pasadena Senior Center for a 30-day allotment of groceries, provided by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, that includes canned and boxed food and other non-perishable staples.

Now, thanks to a recent $10,000 grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation, the Pasadena Senior Center is able to add fresh, whole chicken to the food distribution program so M.T. and the other 600 low-income seniors who come every month will receive much-needed protein along with other groceries.

Eligibility requirements for the first Friday food distribution program include a California ID and an income statement. Additional support includes transportation assistance, nutrition services and case management. Registration must be made in advance.

For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Social Services or call (626) 685-6732.

Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and over in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.

The Pasadena Community Foundation is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1953, the foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports nonprofit organizations through a variety of grant making programs.

 

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