Wartrace hosts senior center for food giveaway
Partnering with the Shelbyville/Bedford County Senior Citizens Center, Wartrace is opening its doors to distribute food boxes. Residents who are aged 60 years or older may stop by Town Hall, 29 Main St. E., between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6th to participate. Proof of age is required and only one box per household will be distributed. Volunteers with the Wartrace Fire Department will be available to assist with loading boxes.
“We are so pleased to use funds from the CARES Act to directly help residents who are sometimes on a very limited budget. Having a fixed income can make people vulnerable to hunger,” said Sonia Miller, director of the Senior Citizens Center. “It is our hope to work with other towns to plan for future food distribution events because there is such a need.”
Each food box will contain shelf-stable food, so refrigeration will not be needed for these non-perishable items. With a limited number of food boxes, this is a first come, first served event.
“According to population estimates, we have about 156 people over the age of 60 living in Wartrace. When you consider that about one in every six seniors faces the threat of hunger, this means we have at least 26 elderly residents who are either hungry or not getting proper nutrition,” said Mayor Cindy Drake. “This is why words can’t describe my gratitude for the opportunity to partner with the Senior Citizens Center to help our community.”
The Wartrace Volunteer Fire Department also distributes food when donations are made. On Saturday and Sunday (March 27 & 28), the fire station opened its doors to give away food that was provided by Bell Buckle United Methodist Church. You can learn when the station is open for food giveaways by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WartraceVFD.
You may also follow the Shelbyville / Bedford County Senior Citizens Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShelbyvilleBedford-County-Senior-Citizens-Center-160794523934680 for more information about their programs and activities.