Happy New Year and welcome to news about the goals of Pie in the Sky for 2016.
The Twelve Months After Christmas
St. Johns County has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country. Many of these seniors struggle to make ends meet. They have worked their whole lives, raised their families, bought homes, paid taxes, volunteered and now they represent a silent majority. This is a generation that doesn’t ask for help. Instead, they skip a meal or two or three. They cut their prescription medicines in half to make them last longer. They bundle up in the winter to save on heating costs and sometimes, they have to choose any of the above basic needs, over food. They lack transportation or because of health issues, it is difficult, if not impossible to get out to the store and even if they could, they can’t afford fresh produce. It’s boxed mac and cheese, ramen noodles and Spaghetti-o’s. Not a healthy diet for anyone.
Pie in the Sky believes that no senior citizen in our community should go hungry…Ever!
Collaborating with the Council on Aging, we are identifying those who have reached out for food assistance and we aim to get them the food they need, so they don’t have to make those choices. We are going to deliver to their homes healthy, fresh food that will improve their overall health and well-being and we are going to do it for $1 per day.
Here is how you can help!
Sponsor a senior in need for one year. That’s just $360 to make sure they have enough fresh produce to eat each month. That’s just $30 per month. Eat one less meal at a restaurant and feed a senior citizen for one month. It’s great that we do so much at the holidays, but the 12 months after Christmas are even more important.
Help us, help them!
They are vulnerable. They need help, but might be too proud to ask. They are often alone and have no one to turn too. They could be our parents, or our grandparents, and we have a duty, and an obligation to help them. It’s what we hope someone might do for us one day!
In this season of giving, please consider what $30 a month or $360 per year could do for a senior in your community. Yes, for $360 you could buy a new tablet or a grill, NFL tickets, 100 days of lattes or a five month supply of diapers; or, you can “Sponsor a Senior” with home deliveries of fresh, local produce every month for one whole year.
This is how, WE can all help! This is how, YOU can help!
Start making a difference today.
All donations are tax-deductible
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