September 2, 2022
To recognize National Food Bank Day on September 2nd, Gentry Park Senior Living will be
participating in a canned food drive with a goal of bringing awareness to those that go hungry. As the Culinary Director, I am honored to be a part of this important day, held annually on the first Friday in September.
John van Hengel is credited with starting the first food bank in 1967 to redistribute food and
prevent the wastage of groceries by handing it out to the poor and hungry. National Food Bank Day is not only a reminder that no one should go to bed hungry, but also a day to honor those workers, volunteers, and food bank charities who work to distribute food year-around.
We are donating to Hoosier Hills Food Bank. I chose this organization because they
provide an abundance of food to local families struggling to put food on the table. Hoosier Hills was opened in 1982 and has since distributed over 50 million pounds of food to people in need. We will be donating canned goods and frozen products for those that deserve a better home.
I feel it is important to donate to our local food bank because helping people in need should always be one of the top priorities. Our local food banks can properly distribute any goods that one might need. This is something we should always value for the greater well-being of everyone.
Good nutrition improves many aspects of life, whether it be how you mentally function or physically feel. If you have a particular goal in mind, it is important to be in tune with your body and to give it the nutrients it needs to successfully accomplish whatever your goal may be.
In the US alone, about 42 million people struggle with food insecurity. Our team is hopeful we
can make a positive impact on those numbers by supporting for our local food banks in honor of
National Food Bank Day. We will be delivering our non-perishable items on September 2nd and look forward to sharing with you all what a difference we all can make when we give a little.
Gentry Park Senior Living in Bloomington, IN offers senior villas, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Recently renovated amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just south of E 3rd Street on SR 446, Gentry Park balances a peaceful, natural environment with quick access to the local shopping and attractions of greater Bloomington.
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