In Tennessee, 10.7% of older adults aged 60 or older experience food insecurity, compared to 8% of Seniors nationwide. This report focuses on one of the interventions to address the needs of this growing food insecure population, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a federal program managed by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for Seniors 60 older who at 130% or below the federal poverty line that provides them with a monthly food box filled with nutritious, self-stable foods to supplement their diets.
Special thanks to The Kroger Co. Foundation for their support of Margaux’s placement at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CFSP), Domestic Federal Nutrition Programs
Originally from Laurel, Maryland where she now resides, Margaux was raised in Stockbridge, Georgia where she was first exposed to issues surrounding food insecurity. From there, Margaux attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in health policy and management and minored in social and economic justice. During her time at UNC, Margaux was involved in a multitude of health-related organizations such as the Student Health Action Coalition, where she served as a founding member and Co-Director of SHACtivism, a health advocacy organization. Her interests in the social determinants of health and food security grew as she served as the communications and social media assistant for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she worked alongside members of the No Kid Hungry team, and as the social media assistant for the Carolina Campus Community Garden.
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Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee. Second Harvest has a network of over 490 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area in Middle and West Tennessee. Our Partner Agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.
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