GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – An effort that began decades ago to provide food for the community is continuing in Trumbull County.
Volunteers passed out food to residents at Girard Manor on Washington Avenue on Friday. This was the first event of what will become a new Food for Seniors program in the county.
The event was organized by workers with the Warren Family Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank and County Commissioner Dan Polivka’s Families Helping Families program.
Organizers said the event focused on making sure residents have enough to eat even if they cannot go to the store all of the time.
“Whether it’s due to health reasons or actual transportation issues, bringing them food that they can prepare at the convenience of their home is one of the steps that we’re taking to close that gap,” said Dominic Mararri with the Warren Family Mission.
Organizers said they plan to visit as many senior citizen high rises like this throughout the county as they can in upcoming weeks.
Mararri said one of the biggest obstacles that the Warren Family Mission faces with such programs is that they lack a liftgate for their truck. He said the organization is working to get a new liftgate or truck and would appreciate any help from the community.