Fact Sheet

SSNP Fact Sheet

Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (S.S.N.P.) is a private non-profit agency, a subsidiary of Merck 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 underserved families.

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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, 44,482 meals were served to 1,959 unduplicated senior customers. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal. Catered and guest meals totaled 16,028.

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Meals on Wheels

Home-bound 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 weekend use.

This service provides personal daily contact to the frail elderly and helps prevent premature institutionalization.

This past year 62,980 meals were delivered to 562 home-bound seniors throughout Shasta County. The suggested donation is $3.50 per meal.

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Senior Transportation/CTSA/ Shingletown Express

Door to door transportation services are provided Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm 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 15 totaled 21,170 with 145,490 miles traveled for all transit programs. Suggested donation/or fee of $2.00 (or more) per one-way trip, depending upon zone.

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Brown Bag

Seniors who meet income guidelines are offered nutritious food monthly at Anderson, Burney, Happy Valley, Redding, Shasta Lake, Lakehead, and Shingletown.

Volunteers collect, warehouse, and distribute food items that supplement the diets of 1,434 unduplicated senior members. A total of 186,827 pounds of food was distributed.

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Emergency Food Assistance

This program offers a three-day supply of food based on family size for emergency situations.

Qualified families may receive assistance only once a month and must attend an informational class on nutrition, budgeting, and cooking.

Distributions are held on the first & third Friday mornings at the SSNP Food Bank.

This past year 6,215 unduplicated families were served, representing 12,674 persons. A total of 306,401 pounds of food was distributed.

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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.

Families must qualify under USDA income guidelines. During the past year, 44,652 individuals received 826,367 pounds of food.

Through its many programs, the Food Bank distributed 1,819,887 pounds of food during the past year and collaborated with 10 private non-profits in the purchase of bulk food.

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Program Support

SSNP receives Older American Act funds through PSA II, AAA, private contributions, customer donations, CDBG funding, EFSP, The California Wellness Foundation, Mercy Foundation North/McConnell Fund/SRCF, fundraising revenue, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, CA Department of Social Services, and donated volunteer services from over 200 volunteers.

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

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