Independent Staff Report
– Comfort Keepers in Mohave County is partnering with several area businesses this month with a food drive to fight senior hunger.
September is Hunger Action Month, which sheds light on an epidemic facing many citizens in the region and across the United States, said Brenda White, marketing coordinator for Comfort Keepers.
“Senior hunger isn’t necessarily about poverty,” White said. “It’s also about not being able to easily fix their own meal or be able to get to the grocery store to get nutritious foods.
“It could also be about medications that cause them to not want to eat. Sometimes it’s about not wanting to eat alone and having someone to enjoy a meal with.”
Several drop locations for food donations have been established, including Basha’s and Smith’s Food Stores, Kingman Chamber of Commerce, Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, Beale St. Deli, Del Webb Wellness Center, and Comfort Keepers Kingman, Bullhead and Lake Havasu offices.
“The food drive is part of an awareness attempt to the issues of senior hunger,” White said. “When seniors get proper nutrition and hydration, they are stronger and less likely for falls or injury.