Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
100 Mercy Oaks Drive
Redding, CA (530) 226-3060

Annual Report

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP) is a private non-profit agency, a subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center, and Dignity Health member providing services since 1979. Animated by a spirit of compassion, caring and collaboration we provide nutritious meals, transportation and supportive services that promote and enhance the physical, social and spiritual health of seniors and undeserved families.

Senior Dining Centers

Four senior centers pride themselves on offering not only a nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday, but also a multitude of activities. Social, health and wellness, educational and recreational classes are available at all centers.  Seniors who have reached the age of 60 qualify for services, regardless of income level.  During the past year 45,052 meals were served to 1848 unduplicated senior customers.  Catered and guest meals totaled 16,555.

Home Delivered Meals

Homebound seniors who are no longer able to prepare a meal for themselves and have reached the age of 60 qualify. A nutritious meal is delivered to their homes Monday through Friday.  Frozen meals are available for those who need weekend meals or live outside the local routing areas.  This service provides a personal daily contact to the frail elderly, and helps prevent premature institutionalization.  This past year 66,822 meals were delivered to 512 homebound seniors throughout Shasta County.

Senior Transportation/CTSA

Door to door transportation services are provided Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for any client 60 years of age or older, regardless of income, and mobility impaired persons 18 years of age or older.  A twenty-four hour advance reservation is requested.  Wheelchair lift vans are available.  One-way passenger trips for Fiscal 16 totaled 19,582, with 123,221 miles traveled for all transit programs

Senior Brown Bag

Seniors who meet income guidelines are offered nutritious food monthly at Anderson, Burney, Happy Valley, Redding, Shasta Lake, Lakehead, Round Mountain and Shingletown. Volunteers collect, warehouse and distribute food items that supplement the diets of 1,552 unduplicated senior members.   A total of 225,259 pounds of food was distributed

Emergency Food Assistance

This program offers a three-day supply of food based on family size for emergency situations.  Qualified low-income individuals and families may receive assistance only once a month and are provided information on nutrition, budgeting, and cooking.  Distributions are held on the first & third Friday mornings at the SSNP Food Bank.  This past year 5,297 unduplicated families were served, representing 10,380 persons. A total of 288,098 pounds of food was distributed.

TEFAP — The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The SSNP Food Bank distributes surplus commodities as available on a monthly basis to low-income families at one of 13 different distribution sites throughout Shasta County.  Low-income individuals and families must qualify under USDA income guidelines.  During the past year, 37,220 individuals received 1,229,798 pounds of food. Through its many programs, the Food Bank distributed 1,743,155 pounds of food during the past year and collaborated with 10 private non-profits in the purchase of bulk food.

Program Support

SSNP receives funding from the following:  Corporate Support (Dignity Healthy In-kind and relief dollars)=34%; Federal Funding (PSA2, EFAP & CDBG grants)=25%; Donations & Mercy Foundation North Support (planned donor gifts & fundraising drives)=23%; State & Local Funding (SRTA, CTSA & other planning grants)=11%; Grant related Income 4% and Non Related Business Income (room rentals, gift shop & catered meals)=3%

Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs, “More Than Just A Meal”