Posted: Oct 3, 2011 5:24 PM by Matt Stafford
Updated: Oct 3, 2011 5:25 PM
Food pantries across the country are having trouble with resources, but one Colorado Springs non-profit says they have extra food to give away.
Silver Key Senior Services has been giving out about 450 boxes of food a month locally to seniors; each box feeds one person for a month. Now Silver Key is getting 200 more boxes a month -- up to 650. Most of this food comes from allocations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They were distributed locally through Care and Share. Silver Key employees say this extra food will take more work to give out, but they're ready for the challenge.
"We want to get rid of it; we want people to come in, we don't want this to sit on the shelves," says Lorri Orwig. "We want people to come in and take advantage of the food that we have available for them."
Orwig points out that it's also a great time to sign up for Silver Key's services. In order to get a Thanksgiving meal from them you'll have to sign up by the end of October.
For more on Silver Key Senior Services, click here.