Food insecurity can have dire health consequences on seniors. The likelihood of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and even depression increase when healthy and nutritious food isn’t regularly available.
Our Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) provides a solution to hunger for seniors in need.
Wholesome, shelf-stable foods like fruits, vegetables, cereal, meat and dairy items are made available by USDA. Volunteers pack the monthly menu of items into boxes which are distributed to nearly 30 sites throughout NE Minnesota.
Income eligible Minnesota seniors, over age 60, who are qualified for our program are able to pick up their food in person or assign a proxy to act on their behalf.
“NAPS fills in the gaps. We receive fruits and vegetables. I don’t know what we’d do without it.”
Nancy and Harold, Virginia, MN
Each year thanks to people like you, an important meal gap is filled by more than 292,000 meals which are provided to seniors as part of our NAPS program.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.