TRAVERSE CITY, MICH., NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – Comfort Keepers, Northern Michigan’s leading in-home senior care provider, will hold a “Stop Senior Hunger” Food Drive on Saturday, November 30 between 9 and 11 a.m. The drive will take place at the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging headquarters, located at 529 West Front St. in Traverse City, across from Burrit’s Market.
Hunger among the elderly is a burgeoning epidemic in the United States, impacting one in nine older adults. Comfort Keepers is inviting the Grand Traverse community to help alleviate senior hunger by donating non-perishable foods to the cause.
The donations will be used to support the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging and its “’Baskets of Bounty” program. “Baskets of Bounty” collects non-perishable foods, as well as toiletries and paper goods, which are then compiled into care packages and distributed to low-income area seniors throughout the holiday season.
Donors at the Comfort Keepers Stop Senior Hunger Food Drive will also be entered into a drawing for a $200 Downtown Traverse City gift certificate.
“We are so pleased to work with the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging in support of this wonderful food drive event,” said Leslie Knopp, a Comfort Keepers co-owner. “As we age, eating healthy, well-balanced meals becomes even more important due to metabolic changes, vitamin and mineral needs, and other medical concerns. Older adults who aren’t getting enough to eat, or who are resorting to unhealthy food options due to cheaper price tags, are in real danger, and this food drive is designed to help address that problem in our wonderful community.”