Durham AARP celebrates Community Service Day with a food drive for low-income seniors on Friday, September 9.
Friday, September 9 is Community Service Day in every city in the US. The goal of each chapter is to collect food for low-income seniors.
In Durham, there are approximately 2,356 seniors age 60 and above whose monthly income is $906 or less. Often these seniors are forced to skip meals or subsist on inexpensive, poor quality food with little nutritional value.
The Durham Center for Senior Life already has a food pantry for low-income seniors, but it is in need of restocking. AARP Chapter 189 members will be at Kroger Foods Store, 3825 S. Roxboro / MLK Pkway on Friday, September 9. Customers shopping at the store will be asked to purchase an additional food item for seniors. Suggested items are: canned vegetables and fruits, soups, tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, pasta, brown rice, spaghetti sauce, dried beans, cereals, and juices All items will be given to the Durham Center for Senior Life.
AARP is also encouraging individuals, groups, non-profits, churches, synagogues, civic and social groups to collect food for this event. Items may be brought to the Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Avenue , 8:30 am until 5 pm weekdays.
For more information about the food drive, please contact Helen Featherson, AARP President at (919) 598-1551 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.