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Senior nutrition programs address food insecurity for aging Mississippians

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – As food prices continue to increase, Mississippians over 60 years old can connect to services that provide socialization, nutrition and contribute to the overall health and well-being of older individuals.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program aims to reduce older Mississippians’ hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Through the agency’s Division of Aging and Adult Services, senior adults can access home-delivered meals and congregate meal locations across the state.

Home-delivered meals are meals provided to eligible homebound persons in their homes.

Congregate meals are served in community settings such as senior centers, churches or senior housing communities. Meal sites offer an opportunity to meet friends and engage in social activities while having a nutritious meal.

Services are provided in all 82 Mississippi counties through the Area Agencies on Aging.

Another program known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program offered by

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