SBSS is grateful to the Bank of America Foundation for its generous support and belief in our work. With the help of Bank of America’s basic needs grant, SBSS will be able to provide nutritional services to older adults at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
“Food insecurity affects individuals and families in unique ways, and aging adults can be especially vulnerable,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America. “We know when someone has to choose between paying a bill or putting food on their table, that the road to financial security can be rocky. That is why Bank of America supports nonprofits like SBSS that alleviate such uncertainties so folks struggling can get back on the road to stability to lead fulfilling, active lives as they age.”
Ending hunger for older adults is a priority for SBSS. Each year, the Nutrition Program helps more than 6,000 low income older adults avoid hunger and malnutrition by providing hot lunches at 14 meal sites, home delivered meals, and monthly food pantries. SBSS' programs provide a lifeline for many older adults who are one setback away from entering a crisis. Older adults in our community are experiencing an increasing need for services that help them meet their most basic needs. With the assistance of the Bank of America Foundation, SBSS will be able to help many older adults in the Los Angeles area.