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Elder Care Services host food drive

Love thy neighbor. Respect the elderly. This is the Summer of Love. That’s the idea behind Elder Care Services’ Food Drive going on throughout Leon County until September 22. More senior citizens are asking for support with fewer donations coming in.

Elder Care Services of the Big Bend offers non-perishable goods and personal care items free of charge to seniors sixty and older in need. the group hopes to combat a possible sudden surge of requests through its food drive.

“We wanted to make sure that we, in the event had an influx of calls verses what we see on a normal basis, that we would be able to meet that need," said Elder Care Services Spokeswoman Amber Tynan. "And with the current inventory that we have in that pantry we wouldn’t be able to meet any additional needs. And we do anticipate that, we do see an influx in the summertime unfortunately.”

Tynan said the drive is going on through September twenty-second. They plan to launch another drive closer to the holiday season.

To Volunteer call: (850) 921-5554

 

List of Donation Drop-Offs:

  •         Elder Care Service Headquarters on Tennessee Street
  •        Elder Day Stay in the Lake Ella Shopping Center
  •         Jim Bennet Plumbing off Apalachee Parkway
  •         Service Plus Office Machines off Capital Circle
  •         Love Child Boutique off Commercial Drive