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Focus: HOPE to Provide Holiday Food Boxes to 1,400 Metro Detroit-area Senior Citizens Volunteers and donors needed to spread holiday cheer
DETROIT – Focus: HOPE is looking for volunteers to help make special holiday deliveries to hundreds of low-income, senior citizens once again as a way to spread holiday cheer. The non-profit organization is providing special holiday food boxes to an estimated 1,400 senior citizens in four counties — Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw — on Saturday, December 17 starting at 8 a.m.
The seniors who will be visited are in Focus: HOPE’s food program and receive monthly supplemental food boxes. Focus: HOPE feeds 41,300 low-income seniors on a monthly-basis. The special holiday packages will include fresh fruits and vegetables, turkey, stuffing and dessert, as well as gifts for those homes who have young children living in them.
“During the holidays, we want to make sure that our seniors are able to enjoy a special meal in their own home,” said Focus: HOPE CEO, Jason D. Lee. “Although the monthly food boxes they receive contain plenty of nutritious items, this annual holiday box provides them with a holiday meal that allows them to celebrate with their loved ones in their own home.”
Volunteers will pick up the food boxes between 8-10 a.m. on December 17 at the Focus: HOPE Food Warehouse, 1200-B Oakman Boulevard in Detroit. There, they will be provided with addresses to deliver the packages to, and other staff and volunteers will help load their vehicles for the deliveries.
Additionally, Focus: HOPE is in need of food donations for the seniors’ holiday food boxes. Each year, many schools, churches, businesses and community groups organize food drives to collect fresh and packaged food. A wide range of food donations are accepted.
For more information on Focus: HOPE’s holiday efforts and to sign up as a volunteer, or to pledge food donations, please call Yolanda Baker at 313-494-4932. Monetary donations can be made online at www.focushope.edu.
About Focus: HOPE Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization founded in 1968 after the Detroit riots. Throughout the years, Focus: HOPE has developed numerous programs in its efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice that includes Education & Workforce Development, Food & Basic Needs and community revitalization called The HOPE Village Initiative. Through Focus: HOPE, thousands of individuals of all backgrounds and circumstances have achieved financial independence and have been provided opportunities for brighter futures. For more information, visit www.focushope.edu.
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