The nationally recognized civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE is expanding its Food for Seniors program in order to assist more seniors who are experiencing food insecurity. The Food for Seniors program provides free care packages of food to senior citizens 60 years and older in Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Program expansions include the addition of 43 new sites across Southeastern Michigan where eligible seniors can register to pick up monthly food boxes or have them delivered to their homes. The nonprofit is also offering special pop-up food distributions in partnership with Wayne County through September 2023, where anyone in need or facing food insecurity can receive a free food box, without registration, while supplies last.

Focus: HOPE seniors food program

Focus: Hope volunteers put together free food boxes for its Food for Seniors program to distribute at 43 news sites across Southeast Michigan.

Focus: HOPE’s Food Program Director Frank Kubik joins American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson to talk about how seniors can register for monthly food boxes. Kubik also addresses the national issue of seniors needing food assistance, especially in the midst of rising prices. Plus, he gives the history of Focus: HOPE’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program and the impact of the pandemic on the needs of seniors. 

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