Comfort Keepers passes food goal

SPRINGFIELD — The Miami Valley community came together to help Comfort Keepers collect 2,689 pounds of food through its Feed Seniors Now food drive for local seniors in need during June.

“We asked the community to make food donations to help local seniors and raise awareness of the growing epidemic of senior hunger and malnutrition, and they came through with open arms,” said Heather Dill, marketing manager of the Miami Valley Comfort Keepers locations. “Our goal was to collect 500 pounds of food, and we surpassed our goal five times over. Our donations will help to provide over 2,100 meals to local seniors. It is obvious the people of the Miami Valley care about helping our elders, and with this kind of support, we will be able to help our senior neighbors live healthy, independent lives by getting the food and nutrition they need.”

Comfort Keepers partnered locally with Village at the Greene, United Senior Services, Springfield Masonic Home, Vancrest New Carlisle, Homestead Health Care Center, Villa of Springfield, Sidney Senior Center, Sidney Library, Sidney Food Town, Sidney Care Center, Ohio Living Dorothy Love, Widows Home, Sanctuary at Wilmington Place, Cottages of Clayton, Pristine Nursing Center, Traditions of Beavercreek, Beavercreek Community Library, Beavercreek Senior Center, Wright Nursing and Rehab, Caldwell House, Troy Senior Center, Troy Center to place food collection bins throughout the Miami Valley during the month of June.