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Program Events

  • Duelm KC’s Breakfast
  • Pork Chop Dinner
  • Silent Auction
  • Brat Sale
  • Volunteer Appreciation
  • Touching Tables for Seniors
  • Bake Sale
  • Foley Fun Days Corn Dog Castle

Free Food for Seniors in Benton County

The Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill. This program, based on household size and income, will provide a 30-35 pound box of food every month to seniors aged 60 years and older who qualify.

CARE is proud to be the Benton County distribution center for this program. Once registered, seniors can pick up their monthly box of food on the second Monday of every month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the CARE office, located at 3210 6th Avenue in Foley. Seniors may also choose to call the CARE office in advance, to arrange for delivery on that day.

To register, contact Second Harvest Heartland at 1-800-365-0270 and provide your name, date of birth, and monthly gross income. It is that easy!

There is an abundance of food available, so spread the word; who do you know that would benefit from this program?

Fresh Produce Program

The CARE program works in collaboration with Second Harvest Heartland and local farmers to provide free fresh produce and baked goods from July thru October. Food distribution is held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the CARE office from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free fresh produce is available for participants of all ages with no preregistration or income guidelines.

To volunteer call 320-968-7848 or fill out our online application.

To see if you qualify for this program call
1-800-365-0270 or 651-484-8241 (posted 3-28-11)

“Seniors Engaging in Active Lifestyles” Exercise Program

Seniors are invited to join friends and neighbors for an hour of in-chair exercise every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 1:30 pm at Dewey place in Foley.

This program helps cultivate a healthy, active lifestyle while providing social interaction. Seniors participating have noted an overall improvement in strength and balance, and an increase in emotional well-being.

Rides are available by calling the CARE office at 320-968-7848

Paige LaDueHenry

I’m thinking all you folks at CARE need to give yourselves a great big… ATTA-People!!! atta-girls, atta-boys… You’re all doing so much good in the world. Bright Blessings!

Violet Moeller

Thank you to everyone who helps to keep CARE going for us seniors.

Evelyn Scheper

Until you know you can’t do things for yourself you don’t appreciate all the thing you girls do. All you are super people.

Carol Pou

Thank you so much for getting a driver for me. I would have been lost without your aid.

Carol Brunn

When I started volunteering for seniors my goals was to help seniors stay in their homes as long as they wanted to & were able to do so. I thought if we could help them with a few services they no longer could perform they could stay at home & be healthier & happier! I soon found out I was getting more than I was giving. When I visit & talk with seniors they are always thankful for the services I do for them & are appreciative of me just listening & talking to them. They teach me compassion, acceptance & love for others. Seeing Christ’s love in their eyes makes my life much fuller. I go away with a lighter heart & a love for them I can’t describe!

Arlene DeZeller

Why do I volunteer? It seems like such as easy question until you have to put it into words. Sometimes there are no words to describe the sense of fulfillment you get when you realize you have just helped someone or just given them the feeling they matter. It’s a great feeling to help put a smile on someone’s face, that maybe hasn’t had anything to smile about for a while. Also I’m not getting any younger; I hope there will be someone there to do the same for me. Volunteering is a great way to energize your spirit!

Sharon Kipka

Thank you for your wonderful work at the Pork Chop Dinner. It was a marvelous way to bring our community together to support the continued dignity of the elderly. Good food, good company, and good cause. Thank you for making a positive difference.

CARE Client

I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.

CARE Volunteer

It’s heartwarming to give back to the people who gave so much. We ought to give back for all that people have done. Volunteering is one way to do it without costing an arm and a leg.

CARE Volunteer

A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.

CARE Volunteer

CARE Fun & Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half-hour!

CARE Fun & Fitness

I joined the exercise group because I was feeling sluggish and wasn’t getting anywhere. It has enlightened my life drastically. There are wonderful ladies, some I knew, some I befriended. We even take our instructor out to eat with us!

CARE Client

I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.

CARE Volunteer

More people need to get involved. If you can’t be a driver, get involved with other fundraisers or activities. It takes all kinds of people.

CARE Fun & Fitness

I feel a lot different. I have more energy and I’m not so sore or stiff. It even did my head good, I think!

CARE Fun & Fitness

I can’t do exercise any other place or at home, so I like it in the community room. It’s more fun in a group.

Jen Lamont, Outreach Specialist, Tri-CAP

My experience partnering with CARE has been a positive one. CARE was easy to work with and helpful while working together to reach the energy assistance needs of mutual clients. I look forward to continuing the partnership in reaching those who could use our assistance.

Dennis Clark

I just want to thank CARE and Catholic Charities for offering the living with chronic pain seminar. It really helped me in two days. First, it gave me an understanding of how to live with chronic pain, and secondly, it showed me that I am really lucky compared to others in the seminar. Thank you for working together to help our community.