Community comes together to help local senior centers

1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:45:00 AM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
By: Amber Raub, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY- People drove up one-by-one to drop off bread on Saturday to help local senior centers.

The bread shelves at grocery stores have been scarce since more and more of mid-Missouri began stocking up on essential items.

Senior centers are struggling to keep a supply of bread.

Catholic Charities, Aging Best, Helias Catholic High School and the Diocese of Jefferson City paired up and put on a food drive to support local senior centers.

Dan Lester, CCCNM Executive Director, said this is an important time to help others.

“As an essential service we feel like this is something that we can be doing to be supportive,” said Lester.

From noon-4pm people drove up to Helias Catholic High School and drop off bread to support their local senior centers during these hard times.

7 Volunteers collected the bread from vehicles while adhering to social distancing and group size guidelines.They wore gloves, facemasks, and grabbed the bread from the trunk.

“We can maintain our safe social distance, make sure we’re doing everything we can to be proactive, to continue to serve in a challenging time,” he said.

The over 300 loaves of bread collected Saturday will be distributed throughout mid-Missouri senior centers.

If you want to help out and missed the donation time you can contact CCCNM here.

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