Meskwaki Senior Services Aims to Protect and Feed Homebound Seniors
MESKWAKI INDIAN SETTLEMENT, IA – Hunger is a real issue within the senior citizen population. Did you know 1 in 14 seniors are food insecure in the United States? (www.feedamerica.com)
The pandemic hit Indian Country hard. Covid-19 is the leading cause of death in the Indigenous population. (www.cdc.gov)
The above two issues, in addition to health or mobility factors, can be more challenging for senior citizens at home.
Meskwaki Senior Services has collaborated with the Meskwaki Housing Development to offer nutritious weekend bags and basic household supplies, FREE OF CHARGE. Each weekend lunch bag contains enough food for two lunches.
Only senior citizens 55 years and older participating in home delivery lunches provided by the Meskwaki Senior Center are eligible to receive the weekend lunch service. Each eligible senior citizen will be automatically enrolled into this FREE weekend lunch bag service.
The service is managed by the Meskwaki Senior Services, funded by the Meskwaki Housing Development, and coordinated with the Meskwaki High School for packaging and delivery.
It is our hope the weekend food service will help our elders remain in a safe and protected environment and there is no other place than home.
The service begins September 1, 2023.
Contact Christina Blackcloud, Director of Meskwaki Senior (Aging) Services, at 641-484-9224 for questions.