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Kruse Village Hosts Second Annual Food Drive
Residents of the senior living community asked the public to drop off non-perishable canned food items by placing them in the donation box in the Kruse Village lobby. All donations were given to Bread Partners, a mobile food pantry that serves Washington County and Somerville and helps about 300 families a week.
“This year we particularly need canned meat and fruit,” said T. K. Condron, chairman of Bread Partners. “We give out 1,600 to 1,700 cans a week, so we can never have too much donated. We really appreciate Kruse Village and all of those who have fundraisers to help stock our shelves.”
“Our residents love giving back to the community and helping others any way they can,” said Coy Fontenot, executive director for Kruse Village. “The community has helped our residents many times, so they are excited to run this food drive to give back to those in the community who may need some help during the holiday season.”
Bread Partners relies on donations and volunteers. The organization does not have any paid employees. The group loads up a trailer with food and travels to various locations where the public can come out to pick up food. For those families who live too far out and do not have reliable transportation, volunteers find out what they need and take food to them.
“We help a lot of seniors and younger people without jobs or who had their hours cut back,” said T.K. Condron, chairman of Bread Partners. “They just can’t make it, so we try to assist as much as we can.”