(Fort Myers, Fl., April 29, 2013) The Senior Hunger Task Force, in partnership with 10 Lee County restaurants, is bringing to light the growing epidemic of senior hunger by providing informative, disposable placemats during Older Americans Month (May) at local establishments. Older Americans Month is a proud tradition that shows special appreciation for some of our most beloved citizens. This is an opportunity to increase awareness about the many seniors in Lee County who are going hungry and ways the community can help.
Starting May 1, the following restaurants will begin displaying placemats which include information and facts about hungry seniors living in every area of Lee County and ways to help eliminate it:
The Senior Blue Book and Comfort Keepers, members of the 25+ local agencies and businesses that are comprise the Senior Hunger Task Force, have generously sponsored the placemats. Key partners of the Task Force are Harry Chapin Food Bank, the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, Comfort Keepers Home Care and Senior Friendship Centers.
Athenian American Greek Family Restaurant , 1130 N. Tamiami Trail – N. Ft. Myers, Fl.
Cape Coral Elk's Lodgs #2596 4631 SE 10th Place – Cape Coral, FL
Nestor’s Restaurant 4255 Hancock Bridge Pkwy – N. Ft. Myers, FL
The Oasis Restaurant, 2260 MLK Blvd - Ft. Myers, FL
Sanibel Grill, 703 Tarpon Bay Road - Sanibel, FL
The Sunflower Cafe, 11370 Summerlin Square Dr., Ft. Myers Beach, GL
The Shrimp Shack 13361 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL
Uptown Larry's Estero Parkway, 200041 South Tamiami Trail, Estero
Uptown Larry's South 6520 S. Tamiami Trail – Ft. Myers, FL
Mel's (three locations)
28601 Trails Edge Blvd - Bonita Springs. FL
4820 South Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, FL
1331 NE Pine Island Road - Cape Coral, FL
The Senior Hunger Task, whose vision is to eliminate senior hunger through awareness, education and collaboration, was formed in January 2012 in response to the growing number of seniors who visit food pantries monthly and the large wait lists of homebound seniors needing meals or who lack access to food. One in seven seniors in this country is at risk of going hungry.
For more information about The Senior Hunger Task Force and this campaign to spread the news about senior hunger in our community and the restaurants who are participating in this important project and/or to make a donation, please contact Margaret Baugher at 239-275-1881.