The Area Agency on Aging and Disability from the Upper Cumberland Development District is in the process of holding a canned food drive to support the aging population in Warren County.
“As far as I know, this is the first year for the food drive,” said Fran Davis, a family caregiver with the agency.
The nearly month-long drive began after the organization was made aware of a strong need by senior citizens in Warren County for food, says Davis.
“Tennessee ranks second in the nation for senior hunger,” she said. “The Area Agency on Aging and Disability is making an effort to help alleviate part of these needs in Warren County with this food drive.”
The AAAD is a department of the Upper Cumberland Development District that serves 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland.
Donation boxes are located at Sav-A-Lot Food Store at 271 Northgate Center; Foodland Plus at 722 New Smithville Highway; and United Grocery Outlet (UGO) at 722 New Smithville Highway.
“All canned food donations are appreciated,” said Davis. “Also, we would like peanut butter/ cracker combinations and snack type food.”
The food drive continues until March 27. All the food collected will be distributed to needy senior citizens in Warren County in April. For additional information, please contact Fran Davis at (931) 476-4119.