Article written by Jeff Trewhitt and recently printed in the The Frederick County Guide.
More than 90 Frederick County households, or 152 residents, received donated food from ‘Groceries for Seniors’ at the Frederick Senior Center on Friday, February 6.
A partnership of the Frederick County Department of Aging, the Western Maryland branch of the Maryland Food Bank and Seed of Life, Inc., the program provides groceries to qualified residents on the first Friday of every month at the Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
A key goal of Groceries for Seniors is to provide more vegetables and foods with proteins, which are often the most expensive products in stores. Such nutritious foods can also be difficult to obtain at food banks, which often provide products loaded with carbohydrates. The program will provide fresh seasonal produce when available, as well as canned goods and other products. Although the available food varies at each event, one might find canned sliced carrots, canned spaghetti sauce, canned salmon, milk, and orange juice among the items to take home. Continue reading