Our local seniors are facing food insecurity! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our four senior dining & wellness sites are closed until further notice. We have an urgent need to expand our Homebound Food Delivery to adults age 60+ in Buncombe County. These sites are wonderful places where seniors are offered nutritious meals 5 days a week, as well as socialization & health-based opportunities...they count on us for their health and well-being!!

Our traditional Homebound Food Delivery service is a monthly delivery of shelf-stable food bags to at-risk seniors who otherwise might not have enough food to make it through the month. Donors like you make this possible - Thank you !

In order to expand this program as we adapt to these uncertain times, we seek to provide a weekly delivery while services from the dining sites are disrupted. With each delivery we will be offering informational tips for staying healthy at home.

You can make a difference by helping to reach an additional 250 seniors with bags of nutritious food during this time of crisis. Each food bag costs about $20, in addition to approximately $5 in mileage for volunteers and staff who have banded together to provide this delivery service. A donation of $25 will provide a much needed bag of food to these individuals and support the temporary expansion of this program.

There are many ways you can donate through the Council, including online:    www.coabc.org (use the DONATE button). You can also send a check to the Council on Aging at 46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803. This is a positive action you can take to help others during this crisis. Amounts small and large make a difference. We also accept in-kind donations, such as shelf-stable food, incontinence supplies, paper goods & cleaning supplies.