About the Food Drive:
Art classes from local schools and organizations have decorated 40 cardboard food donation bins (40 gallon size ) using the theme of Martin Luther King: 40 Days of Peace. The decorated bins will be used to collect non-perishable food items at area groceries, schools, retail stores, apartments, etc, to stock Area 10’s Food Pantries. The food will then be delivered to homebound seniors.
To kick off our food drive, the colorful bins will be on display Monday, January 20 at the Endwright Center as part of Area 10’s MLK Day celebration. Volunteers will also be at each of Area 10’s food pantries cleaning, painting and organizing.
The food drive will continue through the next 40 days. Each day we will feature the art work and location of one bin on our website and facebook page. If you’d like to help decorate a bin, come to the Endwright Center any time on Friday, January 10th. There will be some art supplies on hand or you can bring your own. Many thanks to Tony Bauman of B&B Boxes and Drums for supplying the bins at cost and to Jeanne Walters Real Estate for transportation.
About the Tech Fair: Older adults often receive new technology gadgets as holiday gifts to help them stay in touch with friends and family. For those who need a little assistance getting comfortable with their new phone, camera, or laptop, etc, Area 10’s RSVP program is hosting “Tech Day” at the Endwright Center (no appointment is necessary). Volunteers will be on hand to help seniors learn the features of their new equipment and the programs that will be most helpful to them. Amy Wardlaw, from the Attorney General’s Office, will be present to help seniors learn how to avoid scams and identity theft when using their electronic devices.
Both the Food Drive and the Tech Fair are made possible by a grant from the City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, and sponsored by Area 10 Agency on Aging, RSVP, Endwright Center and Nutrition programs. For Additional Information: 812-876-3383 ex. 515
Cost: Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items for our food drive. (Monetary donations also gratefully accepted)
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