Partnering With the Buffalow Family in Chesapeake: March 10th 2018 (Saturday, 10am)

According to the NCOA (National Council On Aging):
  • Millions of older Americans are at risk for hunger. In 2014, 10.2 million older Americans faced the threat of hunger, representing 15.8% of adults aged 60+ in the U.S.
  • Food insecurity is growing among older adults. The food insecurity rate for all senior households was 7.8% in 2016, down slightly from the year before but up from 5.5% in 2001. At the same time, the percentage of seniors facing the threat of hunger has more than doubled.
The Buffalow Family & Friends Community Days have focused their efforts on senior citizens in Hampton Roads, to help with the issue of food insecurity through the following event:
Senior Community Meal Bags: Packing & Distribution
Location: Chesapeake Crossing Apartments
1921 Robert Hall Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324
Date: 10 March 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am to pack bags, distribution to start at noon
Collected items are intended to be things that can be cooked for a meal, such as:
  • Canned veggies
  • Cans of chicken or tuna
  • Protein bars
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Boxes of mac and cheese
  • Trail mixes with nuts and fruit
  • Jars or cans of spaghetti sauces (different types)
  • Boxes of Pasta
  • Dried beef
  • Eggs
  • Canned milk
  • Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Lunch meat
  • Bacon

Bags are intended to get them through the month with needed foods for meals in their homes. While they appreciate any donation, from funds to time to food, they do ask that donated food items follow the above guidance.

For more information such as where/how to drop off items for the bags, please contact Pamela Laurens via email ([email protected]) or via text/phone call: 757-235-5010. 

Click here to learn more about The Buffalow Family & Friends Community Days.

Click here to donate funds directly

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