Aug 27 Care Mission

Share Your Garden Bounty

Gardens are overflowing this time of year. Share the fruits of your labor with your senior neighbors in a delicious and nutritious simple act of care.

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Make it count! Log your effort and $1 will be donated to charity*.

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The Facts: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), seniors are especially vulnerable to malnutrition and may face other barriers to adequate nutrition. Cost of food, transportation challenges, and impaired cognitive function are all factors that can hinder healthy diets in older adults. According to WHO, “Increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables by one to two servings daily could cut cardiovascular risk by 30%,” so eating fresh, delicious food can have bonus benefits.

Complete your care mission by giving fresh fruits or vegetables to a senior neighbor. Don’t have a garden? Pick up a few extra apples or pears from your local market and share them with senior friends and neighbors at home.

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Community Comments

  1. Is there any way we can look at all of the previous weeks if we missed one?

    8 Missions Completed
  2. My husband made dinner and asked me to take some to my aunt and uncle. Just dropping it off made me feel good AND we ended up visiting ehich i would not have done if we had not dropped off fresh food. Food and family connection, it was small but awesome

    1 Mission Completed
  3. I gave apples and grapes to a senior neighbor.

    59 Missions Completed
  4. Hi Emily, you can click on “Care Missions” at the top of the page to see all past care mission. I hope that’s helpful!

    8 Missions Completed
  5. I like to take my extra veggies and make up a nice prepared salad to give them – no work for them!

    38 Missions Completed

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*For every care mission completed on the Ready to Care website,, Home Instead, Inc. pledges to donate $1 to the GIVE65℠ program (up to $10,000) through July 31, 2019. GIVE65 is the first and only crowd-funding platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits create hope for seniors and enhance the lives of aging adults.