‘Extend a Hand, Help a Friend’ feeds seniors across the Coast
Today ‘Extend a Hand, Help a Friend’ delivered non-perishable food items to seniors 65-years-old and older.
Across the Coast, ‘Extend a Hand, Help a Friend’ hosted food delivery targeted towards the senior community. Over 100 meals were hand packaged for residents 65 and older. Most seniors are faced with transportation limitations so food delivery is convenient for them. Extend a Hand, Help a Friend CEO Jeffrey Hulum III said, “Their ability to get out there and seek resources, when COVID is still going, makes them limited.”
Food packages include canned vegetables, tomato sauce, tuna, spaghetti, chips, apple sauce, and juice. Everything needed to cook a long lasting meal. “These are meals that they can make today and eat on for the rest of the week.”
The group hand delivered meals to seniors, reaching from Pass Christian across the Coast into Gulfport and Biloxi. Community teams and organizations helped make this possible. Chris Mosley with Climb CDC said, “We are here all for community action, assisting other agencies that have the same mission and focus and just assist in any way we can.”
Extend a Hand, Help a Friend offered no contact delivery, anything to let our seniors know they are not forgotten. “Protect our seniors because seniors paved the way for us.”