Peoples Health and local partners host Thanksgiving drive-thru meal service for seniors in St. Charles Parish – L’Observateur

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LULING – To give back this holiday season, Peoples Health has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Charles Council on Aging to help area seniors celebrate Thanksgiving.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, members of the St. Charles Council on Aging Seniors Center will be able to enjoy their meals with a safe and socially remote drive-thru at the Luling Activity Center, located at 145 Angus Drive.

After the event, approximately 350 meals will be delivered to elderly people confined to their homes in Saint-Charles.

Peoples Health is the proud sponsor of Second Harvest Food Bank’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Meals for Seniors Program. This program provides more than 6,000 traditional holiday meals to local seniors in need. Food is prepared at Second Harvest Community Kitchen and distributed to locations in southern Louisiana.

Food insecure seniors have a variety of special considerations, including nutrient requirements, the ability to prepare meals, and accessibility to food stores. Many are in need of a variety of means of food assistance. Food insecurity also stems from natural disasters, and this region was severely affected by Hurricane Ida. By hosting this event, Peoples Health and Second Harvest Food Bank are able to provide nutritious and easy-to-prepare holiday meals for seniors to enjoy at home.

Please visit peoplehealth.com for more information on Peoples Health and the annual Medicare enrollment period.

Founded in 1994, Peoples Health serves more than 85,000 people in Louisiana through a variety of Medicare Advantage plans. The Peoples Health Medicare Advantage HMO and HMO D-SNP plans are NCQA accredited and have been rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2022. Founded by physicians and part of UnitedHealthcare, the company administers and offers a unique approach to wellness, care coordination and support services for Louisiana seniors and other beneficiaries. Peoples Health supports many social, cultural, sports and health organizations. Visit peoplehealth.com for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger and strengthens food security in southern Louisiana by providing access to food, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to community members in need through more than 500 partners and programs in a service territory of 23 parishes in southern Louisiana. Second Harvest is the state’s largest anti-hunger network. With the help of our community, we can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana.

Second Harvest Food Bank is a ministry affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America and a United Way partner agency. To join us in the fight against hunger, go to pas-faim.org. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA; like us on facebook at Facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA; follow us on Instagram at @ 2ndHarvestGNOA.


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