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Senior Center in Jackson Hosts its First Annual Senior Food Drive

JACKSON, Tn.-The West Tennessee Senior Citizen Center held the first annual senior food drive from 10- 2PM for seniors ages 60 and up. Participants received a box filled with a variety of food ranging from chicken, produce, snacks and more.

“Our goal is to serve our seniors in Madison County. Whether that be in the county area or the city area of Madison County. And today, we served over 450 homes. Our goal for next month is to serve 600 homes,” explains Lisa Bobbitt, WTSCC Director.

Bobbitt explains how food drives like these provide relief for senior citizens.

“We love all our seniors of Madison County. When we supply this food to them that supplement that extra income that they do not receive, because many receive just Social Security or SSI or SSI, which is disability. But when we come in and fill that gap, that helps those seniors so much,” says Bobbitt.

This participant agrees that this event has lifted some of the financial burden of buying groceries.

“I came up here to pick this up to help me save money,” said George Kerrent.

One man who was picking up groceries for his grandmother says that this food drive helps her out tremendously.

“She can cook more, and less she won't have to spend out of her pocket, so it helps her out,” said Ricoh Brooks

The West Tennessee Senior Citizen Center will have its next senior food drive September 1st from 10-2PM. Seniors can start lining up as early as 9:30 AM. The food will be available on a first come first serve basis. Seniors will need to bring ID and complete an application before receiving food. Applications can be found at the West Tennessee Senior Citizen Center located at 806 Huntersville-Denmark Road in Jackson Tennessee.

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