The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time when families gather together to spend time with each other and celebrate by sharing meals and each other’s company. However, this is not the case for all senior citizens.
Hunger Among Seniors
There are many elderly people throughout the United States that go hungry throughout the year and this continues to be a problem during the holidays. This is especially true of seniors who do not live close enough to family members to spend quality time with them. Hunger amongst seniors is a problem that is often forgotten about, but it is very important to address this issue to help alleviate the hunger.
About the Food Drive
This past holiday season, Assisting Hands Home Care in Fort Myers, FL held a holiday food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the local Senior Friendship Center. We asked all of our neighboring businesses in the Boy Scout Corridor to contribute to our food drive by bringing their non-perishable food items to our office.
All of the food we collected was sent to the Senior Friendship Center to be added to their food inventory. We would like to thank all of our neighboring businesses who helped out and donated food items for our holiday food drive.
Our staff at Assisting Hands Home Care in Fort Myers, FL was very happy to help out and alleviate the serious hunger problem facing senior citizens. We hope that with our donation the Senior Friendship Center can provide meals for local seniors struggling with hunger.
If you have a senior relative in the Fort Myers, FL area who could benefit from having professional caregivers at their home, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (239) 221-6326 for more about our in-home care services.