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Assemble/Deliver Bulk Foods to Seniors

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ORGANIZATION: Iona Senior Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested

IONA Senior Services is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to enabling seniors to live with dignity and independence.

3rd Tuesday each month, we are looking for 8-10 volunteers (as a group or as individuals) to help us carry, package, and deliver Commodity Foods to low-income seniors.*

Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (approx)

Location: Seniors public housing apartment building - Connnecticut Avenue, near Nebraska.

Activity: Assemble and deliver grocery bags of commodity foods (i.e. rice, cheese, canned fruit and meat, cereal, juice, etc.) to seniors. Heavy lifting involved.

To volunteer or request more information, please contact IONA's Volunteer Program at volunteer@iona.org or 202-895-9425

* The Commodity Foods Program provides monthly food to improve the nutrition status of low-income people, while providing a means for using surplus agricultural commodities from U.S. farm programs.

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About Iona Senior Services

Location:

4125 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016, US

Mission Statement

IONA'S MISSION Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. We educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. We envision a community that celebrates, values, respects and protects the contributions and possibilities of every individual.

IONA'S HISTORY Iona was established in 1975 to serve the needs of people in the community. To improve their ability to handle the increasing number of requests for guidance on medical care, public services and other social assistance. Community leaders joined forces to create a center that would provide information to people in need. Most of the requests were coming from people over the age of 60.

In recognition of the needs of this growing population of older residents, Iona’s board voted to focus on serving older adults, regardless of their ability to pay. In 1980, Iona took a big leap forward and was awarded a grant to serve as the lead agency for the DC Office on Aging, which continues to this day. As the demand for services continued to grow, Iona quickly outgrew its original offices. In April 1997, thanks to generous donations and successful fundraising efforts, Iona moved to its current location at 4125 Albemarle St., in Northwest Washington, DC. The Isabella Breckinridge Center allows Iona to offer additional services, including expanded adult day health wellness and arts care, workshops and caregiver education classes, support groups, fitness classes, consultations, care management, counseling and much more.

Description

Since 1975, Iona has been a respected and trusted non-profit leader providing essential services for the metropolitan area’s older adults, their families and caregivers. Our compassionate and experienced staff, assisted by dedicated volunteers, educate, advocate and provide community-based programs and services supporting people through the challenges and opportunities of aging.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

Tue Jan 19, 2010 - Tue May 18, 2010
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

WHERE

Connecticut Avenuenear NebraskaWashington, DC 20016

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14

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