The East Feliciana Council on Aging delivered 120 bags of fruit to senior citizens throughout the parish during the holiday season.
According to Brenda Gardner, director of East Feliciana’s Council on Aging, fruit bags were delivered Dec. 15 along with the seniors’ meals for the week through the Council on Aging’s home delivery meals program, which is made possible by C-2 Meals.
In the past, funding for the fruit was donated by area churches, Gardner said, but this year, a local business owner initiated a fund drive by posting a message on a social media site asking residents and businesses to donate $8 to the Council on Aging for the bags of fruit.
“We usually don’t have a fund drive, but Lewis Savoie, of Drop & Go Cleaners, wanted to help out,” Gardner said.
Some of the donations came from out of town and enough money was received to buy all of the fruit for the elderly. Gardner thanked everyone who donated to the annual project.
The fruit bags consisted of green and red apples, bananas, grapefruit, navel oranges, sweet potatoes, tangerines and peppermints.
“I wish everyone who donated, could’ve seen the smiles on their faces when we delivered those bags,” Gardner said.