ALTON — Senior Services Plus will host a presentation for World Food Day from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 16.
Representatives of local food providers Grassroots Grocery and the Sierra Club (La Vista Farms) will talk about how their efforts fight hunger in the Riverbend.
The presenters will touch on hunger on a global scale as well as what they have done to avoid “food deserts” and provide produce on a local basis.
Attendees also will learn about SSP’s Garden Club, The Compassionate Gardeners, and plans for bringing a year-round supply of fresh produce to the area.
No reservations are required, but individuals are asked to bring a canned food item that can be donated to a local pantry.
For information, call (618) 465-3298, ext. 100, or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org.