Williams State Farm sponsors food drive for Senior Center

Thursday, August 20, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Hearing that the Putnam County Senior Center's Food Pantry was running out of food inspired Allen Williams and his staff at their State Farm office to hold a food drive for the facility.

Anyone wishing to make donations of non-perishable food or monetary donations can bring their goods to Williams' office located at 100 N. Fifth Street just south of Indianapolis Road between Pizza Hut and Jackson's Family Restaurant.

A drive-by drop off is available, so people bringing in food don't even have to leave their cars. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Anyone who wishes to drop off items earlier can do so at the State Farm office. The Food Pantry provides free food to anyone requesting help. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

"We've really run low on some days," said Senior Center Director Kyle Hutchison. "If people want to make monetary donations, then the pantry workers can purchase things we run out of. Just make out checks to the Senior Center. We really appreciate all donations of any kind."

The Senior Center takes donations of food, clothing and furniture and turns it around for those in need.

In addition to the food pantry, the center has a second floor shop with clothing in all sizes and shapes.

Another lesser-known feature at the center is their basement furniture shop. They take donations, refurbish them and give them to those in need

Older folks looking for a good, nutritional meal can find it Monday through Friday at the Senior Center. Hot meals are served at noon at a cost of only $2 for those 60 and over. The homebound can order meals to be delivered to their doors for a donation

Anyone is welcome to visit the center, located at 9 W. Franklin St. in downtown Greencastle. They can be reached at 653-8606.

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