COOKEVILLE –The community is invited to a breakfast fundraiser at Golden Corral this Friday to benefit low income, homebound seniors across the Upper Cumberland.
The Golden Circle of Giving Breakfast, hosted by Golden Corral, Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) and Stonecom stations Kicks Country 106.9 and Lite Rock 95.9, will be held at Golden Corral in Cookeville on Dec. 7 from 6-10 a.m. Tickets are $10.69 each and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to purchase food and household items for seniors in need across the 14-county region this holiday season.
The holiday food drive is an effort to help fight food insecurity and hunger in the senior population, an issue that affects thousands of Tennesseans. In Tennessee, one in every six seniors are considered food insecure. Food insecurity can be the result of seniors being forced to choose between paying for groceries and buying medicine or from having unique medical or mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of hunger. Without proper nutrition, food insecure seniors can be at risk for developing chronic health conditions.
“We hope to make the holiday season a little brighter for seniors in need this year,” said Holly Williams, AAAD Assistant Director. “Each food bag will provide enough food for multiple meals.”
Food bags will be delivered by AAAD staff to the homes of seniors across the Upper Cumberland region prior to Christmas.
The Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at www.ucdd.org and at facebook.com/UCDDconnect.