PORTLAND, IND. – LifeStream Services and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana are partnering to offer a senior food distribution site in Jay County. The location will provide assorted foods for seniors who are in need.

The Second Harvest Senior Safety Net food distribution will occur on the first Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Asbury United Methodist Church located at 204 E. Arch St. Portland, IN 47371. This program is available to those who are 60 years of age and older.

Dana Pierce, LifeStream’s Nutrition Administrator, shared: “This is a wonderful program to help the seniors in our community get the food they need.”

LifeStream’s Nutrition Program is dedicated to helping seniors in East Central Indiana have access to food and nutrition information that they need to live a healthy life. For more information on the nutrition program, please contact Dana Pierce, Nutrition Administrator, at 765-808-9059 or email dpierce@lifestreaminc.org.

“Mobility and medical challenges set seniors up to be vulnerable to hunger,” added Tim Kean, President/CEO of Second Harvest. “Our Senior Safety Net initiative is designed to create an easy-to-access location for seniors to receive nutritious foods. We are excited to partner with LifeStream Services on this new location in the Portland/Jay County area.”

The Second Harvest Senior Safety Net food distribution is in need of active volunteers to help manage the distribution of items on distribution days. Those interested in volunteering should contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, at 765-759-3372 or email lbray@lifestreaminc.org.

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