Seniors in Indianapolis no longer have to worry about feeding themselves or their dogs.
(WISH) INDIANAPOLIS — Seniors in Indianapolis must choose between buying food for themselves and their dogs.
CICOA intends to put an end to this alarming trend.
CICOA won a $7,500 grant for a pet food program, according to Tauhric Brown, president and CEO.
Brown explained We plan on using that to feed a hundred pets that our elderly individuals have.
Alan Hall is one of those seniors.
It's fairly uncommon for Hall to feed his friend, Princess, his own food.
I don't make a lot of money, so stretching that dollar is difficult for me, said Hall. She would eat if I had 35 cents and needed to eat.
Alan received pet food and supplies for his kitty pal once a month thanks to CICOA.
Hall stated, I know a lot of seniors can't afford it. They'll choose their pet before their medicine and personal needs, and I'd do the same.
Hall was the first person to receive food from this delivery service.
It's an experimental initiative, according to Brown, and it's intended for low-income and homebound elders.