Feeding over 42,000 southeast Michigan seniors is a tall order, and the coronavirus pandemic isn’t making things any easier.
Yet, that’s the problem Detroit-based non-profit Focus: HOPE is trying to solve. Founded at the end of the Civil Rights Movement in 1968, the organization remains committed to overcoming racism, poverty, and injustice. Part of this commitment is its Food for Seniors Program which packages and delivers food for low-income seniors in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Macomb counties.
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The pandemic brought health concerns and reduced hours, hurting the supply of workers. Yet the demand remains high. Of the seniors in the program, 2,500 enrolled in during the pandemic.
Because of this, Focus: HOPE is calling for volunteers.
For more information on volunteering for senior food delivery, visit here.