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  Another Reason Why Your Support is So Important: Jack's Story
 
 
  Our community is aging.
 
Jack is 83 years old and is a widow.  He lives on a fixed income from his monthly Social Security Retirement check of approximately $1,000.  He heard from his neighbor that the Food Bank’s Bridges to Opportunity Program might be able to help him save some money that he needed for groceries and to help pay for his prescription medications.  He was receiving SNAP food assistance and food from ACFB, but was still struggling. 
 
Because Jack, didn’t have a computer and didn’t know how to look for additional help, he needed someone with some expertise to guide him through the process.
 
After an initial interview with the Bridges to Opportunity Program Manager it was discovered that Jack was eligible for the Medicare Savings Plan which, in turn would help him pay his Medicare Part B and for Social Security’s Low-Income Medicare Part D prescription costs. Through the Food Bank’s Bridges Program, Jack’s out of pocket expenses have been reduced by more than $5,000 a year., nearly half of is total income.
 
Jack was very grateful. He had not realized that these benefits were his to access and would never had applied for them had his neighbor not recommended a visit to the Food Bank and Bridges to Opportunity.
 
The future of the Arvada Community Food Bank’s programs are evolving to meet new needs. As Jefferson County matures, ACFB will continue to succeed at meeting these needs with your support.
 
Sandy Martin
Executive Director