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Comfort Keepers® get their Feed Seniors Now™ campaigns started
Hunger Action Month has gotten off to a fast start as Comfort Keepers across the nation launch their Feed Seniors Now™ and STOP Senior Hunger campaigns. Last week we said we would continue to update you as to their progress throughout the month of September. This week we’d like to draw your attention to three specific Comfort Keepers franchises and their mission to fight senior hunger.
You may have heard of flash mobs where people gather and break out into sudden song or dance. More recently, you may have heard of cash mobs where random people organize on the internet and then flock en masse to support a local business. Now, thanks to a Comfort Keepers in Traverse City, MI, there is the “donation mob.” The “donation mob” is a two-hour event where the public goes on a scavenger hunt following clues they find on the Comfort Keepers Facebook page that lead them to the exact location of the donation point. There are three “donation mobs” scheduled with the first one benefiting Manistee, MI. You can check out the interview with the person who organized this event on youtube.
A Comfort Keepers office in Sheboygan, WI took a slightly different tactic in their effort to feed seniors with their program, “Salad Sensations.” They sold salads to local businesses for $5 and donated the proceeds to a local food pantry. With their program they raised $660 dollars that went to benefit seniors who aren’t getting enough nutritious food.
In Lubbock, TX, the city council has declared September Stop Senior Hunger Month due in large part to the success of the local Comfort Keepers efforts to combat senior hunger. The local Comfort Keepers have paired with Lubbock’s Meals on Wheels and their weekend bag program by urging the public to donate certain food items or money throughout September. The donations go directly to benefit local seniors in need.
These Comfort Keepers are having a huge impact in their communities with their drive to educate the public about senior hunger and malnutrition. Visit our Facebook, google+ and twitter pages to learn more about the efforts to Feed Seniors Now.