TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As Hunger Action month begins, a local food bank is raising awareness about hunger in the Wabash Valley and it’s also announcing a new partnership to help feed senior citizens.

Catholic Charities in Terre Haute will offer free food boxes thanks to a partnership with the USDA.

Supplies will be available on the first Friday of the month to Vigo County residents over the age of 60. Participants need to meet the 2022 gross household income guidelines.

The organization’s Development Manager, Jessica Murphy, said these food boxes will help people supplement their meals with some healthy food.

‘We know that in our community there are a large number of seniors over that age of 60 who are having to make choices between buying their groceries and purchasing their medication. buying their groceries and keeping their light bill on. We are happy to be able to provide that food for them to make things a little bit easier, ” She said.

Applications to see if you are eligible are available at the food bank. Applicants must provide a driver’s license, valid ID and a piece of mail with their current address on it.