ROCKY MOUNT - Winter is a difficult time for our older homebound neighbors and the choice between food and heat can be hard. Franklin County Aging Services is requesting donations from the community to help make the decision easy by ensuring their shelves are stocked with soups and other non-perishable food items.
Aging Services’ first annual “Soup for Seniors” drive will begin collection between January 30th and February 3rd at the Essig Recreation Center (295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA) between 8:30a - 5:00p.
The items most needed by our homebound elderly neighbors include low sodium and nutritious soups, crackers, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats such as tuna, peanut butter and oatmeal. No glass containers, please.
All the items collected will be put into reusable cloth bags donated by Carilion and distributed into the homes of our qualified elderly neighbors by the 3rd week in February with the help of Aging Services drivers as well as STEP, Inc. Aging Services hopes to make this an annual drive. The more we collect, the more we can serve.
For more information, please contact:
Franklin County Aging Services
295 Technology Drive
Rocky Mount, VA 24151