Elderly Nutrition Programs
The Elderly Nutrition Box program currently provides approximately 700 boxes to residents in Northeast Iowa each month. About 600 supplemental nutrition boxes are delivered throughout thirteen counties to home-bound elderly who are identified through the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging. In Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Evansdale, more than 100 supplemental nutrition boxes are delivered to elderly and disabled residents through low-income housing complexes.
Elderly Weekend Bags are provided to seniors attending congregate meal programs at senior centers in 13 counties. Each bag includes foods that seniors can use to prepare a complete meal over the weekend when congregate meal sites are closed. Each month the Northeast Iowa Food Bank distributes Elderly Weekend Bags to more than 600 seniors.