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Boxes will help feed elderly

Helping others is second nature to Sharone Scott, manager of Scotty’s country store in the Meeksville community.

She is always alert to those in need. Recently, she fed about 300 children as a way of letting them know that others care about them and are there for them.

Now, she is spearheading a project to let the elderly know that they are on the minds and hearts of many.

There are a lot of elderly people in the local communities that are struggling to make ends meet, Scott said

“I want to do something to let them know that others care about them and want to help,” Scott said. “So, with the help of several store owners we are collecting non-perishable food items that will be packaged and distributed to elderly people who can benefit greatly from the assistance.”

Several business owners are supporting the food distribution to the elderly project for the elderly and, without their support it would not be possible, Scott said.

Scotty’s was the first to come on board with the country store as a drop-off site for the non-perishable foods.

Andre Ellis at Little Oak Country Store on the Henderson Highway, Ziad Rollins at Flo’s Kitchen in Troy, Jermaine Johnson at CB’s Farmers Market on North Three Notch Street in Troy, Steve and Jennifer Garrett at both Piggly Wiggly Troy locations are all supporting the food giveaway for the elderly by allowing their businesses to be food drop-off sites.

“We are asking all those who will to donate non-perishable food items at any of the drop-off sites. It will be picked up for delivery to elderly members of our community that would benefit from their generosity,” Scott said. “Those who know of someone that should be among those to receive the food boxes, may call 770-0559 or leave a private message on my Facebook page. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

The food boxes are to be delivered on May 4.