Blizzard bags help local seniors

The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging is hard at work planning on how to deal with the long winter months. Many seniors rely on CVAAs Meals on Wheels to provide nutritious meals that can help maintain their independence and health in their own homes. CVAA volunteers put together blizzard bags every winter. Blizzard bags contain four shelf stable meals that seniors can use when the weather prohibits Meals on Wheels from being delivered. Blizzard bags contain food that is easy to prepare, is shelf stable, and provides the protein and nutrition seniors need. Some of the items in this years Blizzard Bag include: Chef Boyardee lasagna, Chef Boyardee chicken and rice, Progresso minestrone soup, tuna fish, canned vegetables, canned fruit, oatmeal, crackers, granola bars, raisin bars, blueberry bars, pudding, punch, and non fat dry milk. For information about how to get a blizzard bag, for seniors 60 and older, call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119.

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