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City leaders, volunteers to deliver produce to seniors

The City of LaGrange is partnering with Communities of Tomorrow for the 2021 Mobile Food Pantry for the Elderly on Friday, according to a press release from the city.

“The goal is to bring awareness to the silent generation, our elderly population, specifically 65 and older,” Communities of Tomorrow Executive Director Teara Harris said. “Many people in our community are in need of resources and don’t know how to get the help they need. We wanted to create this mobile food pantry to bring the resources and fresh produce right to the doors of those in need. Our goal is to connect the silent generation with nourishment and resources.”

City leaders, including LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton and other volunteers, plan to deliver boxes of fresh produce to community members who are 65 years of age and older.

“I’m delighted to participate in this mobile food pantry to help those in need in our community,” Thornton said. “The city and our community partners are always willing to work together to help those in need. I appreciate everyone who helped to organize this event.”

Other partners for the event included Feeding the Valley-LaGrange and Piney Woods Farm.

To sign up to receive a free box of fresh food or to volunteer for this event, contact Harris at teara.harris@communitiestomorrow.org. To request a box of fresh food, include your name, address and a phone number.