HAM volunteers Pack Food Boxes for Seniors
Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) in Ohio provided about 35 volunteers – including associates and their family members – to help pack meals for some seniors in need at Second Harvest Food bank this month.
Volunteers helped pack 40-pound senior commodity boxes, which consist of items including: canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruits, fruit juice, potatoes and hot and cold cereal.
According to the USDA, these boxed goods provide some of nutrients typically lacking in the diets of senior citizens.
Roughly 1,100 seniors will benefit from the 36,000 meals packed by HAM volunteers in just three short hours.
Each month, Second Harvest Food Bank provides a 40lb. box of nutritious food to over 1,300 seniors throughout the local area.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally-funded program for people who are 60+ years of age and whose household income is 130% or less than the federal poverty guidelines.