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Flemington Area Food Pantry Helps Senior Citizens with Food Insecurities

The Flemington Area Food Pantry helps Senior Citizens in Hunterdon County by alleviating some of the stress associated with food insecurities. This non-profit organization provides food and personal care items at no cost to around 1,400 Hunterdon County residents. Many of those clients are Seniors.

Even though older adults may choose to stay in the workforce longer, on average, their earnings tend to diminish as they get older. Lower income and job loss, combined with rising housing costs, puts many Seniors at or below the poverty line. Senior Citizens may live alone and face mobility issues that prevent them from getting the food they need.

The Food Pantry has recently increased its hours of operations for Senior Citizens. This gives older adults more options and flexibility when it comes to accessing nutrition food. The Food Pantry even serves snacks. The location will now be open for Seniors on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM. These increased hours are in addition to their regular hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, alternating Wednesdays from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Eligible Senior, ages 60 and above, can come during this time to receive food assistance. The Flemington Area Food Pantry offers assistance to clients who meet eligibility requirements that closely follow those of The Emergency Food Assistance Program of the USDA. For example, those with an income of $22,311 for a family of 1 or $30,044 for a family of 2 can apply for services.

To learn more, contact 908-788-5568 or info@flemingtonfoodpantry.org with questions.

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