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NOTICE: accepting applications for Senior Hunger Mini-Grants

MGRC Recent News

Middle Georgia Regional Commission Accepting Applications for Senior Hunger Mini-Grants

(Macon, GA) The Middle Georgia Regional Commission intends to fund two innovative projects designed to address senior hunger in Georgia that fall under the five focus areas of Georgia’s State Plan to Address Senior Hunger. The proposals should seed initiatives that have an expansive reach, target seniors often missed, have the potential for replication, and are sustainable.

Current research indicates that there are a larger number of older adults at risk of hunger in Georgia than in many other states. Georgia’s State Plan to Address Senior Hunger set the course for Georgia to understand better and respond to the needs of the demographically diverse seniors who live in Georgia and are at risk of hunger.  A minimum of two senior hunger innovation grants of up to $2,500 each are being offered under this solicitation.

Executive Director Laura Mathis stated, “These mini-grants are a great way to explore new and innovative ways to address senior hunger in Middle Georgia.  Senior food insecurity is a serious and sometimes silent problem that we must work together to eliminate.”

More information can be found at  Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Contact Information:
Michael Huckaby
Director of Aging Services