In mid-March, Senior Citizens Association along with many partners and volunteers took an active and assertive role in combating food insecurity and reducing senior hunger among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Florence County.
We want to thank all the volunteers of Helping Florence Flourish, Coordinator Chris and Dottie Handley, New Ebenezer Baptist Church, Marcus Simmons, Appetite Delight, Vea Ella Gee, Woodstone, Sonny and Christy Mills, United Way staff, SCA staff, state, regional and local governments for helping us. We are happy to announce that we served and delivered over 51,462 frozen and shelf stable meals throughout Florence County. SCA were able to provide services to our existing clients, potential clients on the waiting list and the general public to individuals 60 years of age and older as well as the disabled individual. During pandemic, we are happy to announce the reduction of the waiting list and we are open to taking new clients.
On June 29, SCA resumed the daily delivery of hot and frozen meals to our meals-on-wheels clients. Between SCA staff and volunteer we are transitioning back to the normal schedule. Yet, we are looking for volunteers for the Meals-on-Wheels Program. SCA will provide training on safety method, face masks, and gloves that will protect both the volunteer and the homebound client receiving the meal.
Florence– You should be proud of yourself for looking out for older adults and meeting their nutritious needs. I am overjoyed and appreciative for the outpouring of help during these challenges times. I am forever grateful.
Linda Mitchell Johnson
SCA Executive Director