Silver Key Needs Help to “Stock the Pantry!”
Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
For over 40 years, Silver Key Senior Services has been providing much needed nutrition assistance to seniors in crisis in the greater Colorado Springs area. The need is even greater today than it was in the early 1970s with more seniors needing help, and fewer resources to go around. While Silver Key works hard to meet the growing demand, we cannot help without the support of our community. In the past few months, our pantry shelves have been depleted and last week, for the first time, we had to refer seniors to other agencies when they asked for emergency food assistance. This month, we are asking our community to help us “Stock the Pantry!”
|Food Items Needed:||Hygiene Items Needed:|
|Canned Tomato Products||Toilet Paper|
|Peanut Butter/Jelly||Paper Towels|
|Canned Fruits/Vegetables||Shampoo/Conditioner (small bottles)|
|Low or No Salt Items||Lotion|
|Gluten Free Items||Baby Powder|
|Sugar Free Items||Tissues|
Donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene products can be dropped off at the Silver Key office at 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Your donation will help us provide much needed emergency food and hygiene products to seniors.
Silver Key Nutrition Programs consist of the Federal Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the pantry program for clients meeting financial requirements but also having dietary restrictions, and the Emergency Pantry, a one-time assistance for seniors not currently enrolled in a program and having a dire need.
For more information about Silver Key Senior Services Nutrition programs, please call 884-2300 or visit silverkey.org.