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Holy Infant assists Grocery Bags for Seniors program

Holy Infant's monthly involvement at Preiss-Steele helps bring the program to residents.

Seniors at Durham Housing Authority’s Preiss-Steele apartments expressed a need for more fresh produce and food at a monthly Food Talk session with a handful of Holy Infant parishioners. In June, residents there became the second location in Durham County participating in the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s Grocery Bags for Seniors program that provides home delivery of fresh produce and groceries to seniors on a fixed income.

Residents there have volunteered to help make this effort a success along with Holy Infant volunteers Kim Bauer, Joanie Novak and Bobi Gallagher.

On the fourth Thursdays of each month (except for November and December) at 10 am, volunteers will gather grocery bags that include fresh produce at the Child Food Hub on Miami Boulevard to distribute to Preiss-Steele residents. Upcoming dates include July 25, August 22, September 26 and October 24. Volunteer use carts to deliver the groceries to each resident’s door. If they are not home, in-house volunteers keep it for them until they return. Holy Infant volunteers report that the entire operation took one hour.

Food Talk sessions

Monthly Food Talk sessions involve a meal and a discussion. Food from the Holy Infant Food Justice Garden is prepared and served at the sessions.

More volunteers are welcome to join the effort on the fourth Thursday to deliver groceries or for the Food Talk sessions once a month on Fridays.   

Contact Bobi Gallagher at 919-225-2457 if you are interested in being part of this project.



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