'Food-Raiser' Benefits the Elderly in Need

By: Lanetra Bennett
August 21, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Elder Care Services in Tallahassee says there's been a high demand from the elderly in need of food over the summer.

The agency held a food drive Thursday for Elder Care Services' emergency food pantry. The food pantry is available to Leon County residents 60 years of age or older, who are in need.

The seniors get bags of food with enough breakfast, lunch, and dinner to last a week. Administrators say they gave out the most bags ever in July, with a request of 75 bags.

Ed Gines, the Senior Solutions Specialist at Elder Care Services, says, "We're blessed to live in a community that is so supportive of our services and our mission to make sure that the elders in our area that need assistance receive that. This is a big shot in the arm to get this."

The collection drive was called, a 'Summer Salad Food-raiser'. Anyone who donated at least five non-perishable food items could have lunch and enjoy a smorgasbord of summer salads, homemade by the staff.

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