Surrey Senior Staff Volunteer at the Chester County Food Bank
Devon, PA – (August 23, 2017.) The Senior Staff from Surrey Services for Seniors spent the morning at the Chester County Food Bank inspecting, sorting and repacking food in preparation for distribution by the Food Bank.
“Surrey is honored to volunteer with the Chester County Food Bank,” said Bob Madonna, Surrey’s CEO. “We’re keenly aware of food insecurity, especially among older adults and are happy to help.”
According to The State of Senior Hunger in America report millions of older Americans are at risk for hunger. In 2014, over 15% of adults aged 60+ in the US were at risk. Also food insecurity is growing among older adults. The percentage of older adults facing the threat of hunger has more than doubled.
“Surrey cares deeply about food and nutrition,” says Bob. “From delicious, nutritious, affordable lunches at our centers to nutrition classes to Meals-on-Wheels, Surrey is proud to help older adults have better nutrition.”
“Surrey is proud to be part of the network of amazing agencies and organizations that work to help older adults,” says Linda DiMaggio, Director of Membership and Volunteering at Surrey. “We engage volunteers from the community to help us at Surrey, support efforts in the community, and we volunteer ourselves.”
About Surrey Services for Seniors
Surrey Services for Seniors’ mission is to help older adults live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, providing a full spectrum of specialized services including: home care, transportation, center-based programs and activities, meal programs, lifelong learning opportunities, health and fitness activities, and opportunities to volunteer. What differentiates Surrey is our caring philosophy, holistic view and our family-centered approach to services for healthy aging. Learn more at www.SurreyServices.org or call 610-647-6404.
About the Chester County Food Bank
The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 120 partner agencies in Chester County, Pa. Through our network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters and other social service organizations, we distribute over 2.7 million pounds to our neighbors with limited or uncertain access to adequate food. We take a steadfast approach to provide food and build support in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among our community. Visit www.chestercountyfoodbank.org to learn about how our programs are making inroads in the fight against hunger in Chester County. We are located at 650 Pennsylvania Dr., Exton, Pa. 19341.