Emergency Meal Boxes

A LIFELINE WHEN WINTER WEATHER HITS

 

Winter weather can hit all of us hard, but it’s especially harsh – and in some cases dangerous – on our older neighbors.

Snow, ice and the bitter cold can trap them inside their homes, making them even more vulnerable to the challenges of hunger and isolation. Many spend the entire season behind closed doors.

That’s why we utilize the generous time of our volunteers to assemble Emergency Food Boxes each fall in anticipation of winter’s wrath. Each box has enough shelf-stable food for two days.

In 2022, in addition to the two-day boxes, we also packed 14-day boxes that are being distributed to rural, harder-to-reach areas in Northern Kentucky that often take longer to recover from bad weather.

Each box contains food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, including staples like cereal, spaghetti and lasagna, canned tuna and chicken, fruit cups, applesauce, vegetables, peanut butter crackers, cookies, applesauce, apple juice and chocolate milk, as well as special treats like brownies.

These emergency boxes are a lifeline for our isolated older neighbors during the winter months, offering comfort and security in an uncertain time.

 

 

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