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YOU HAVE A FRIEND AT SENIOR ASSISTANCE CENTER!!

I have known CJ101_1361 Johnson since long before she ever took over the wheel at Senior Assistance Center, I knew her as a person who was capable of taking charge of any situation she was introduced to, but the direction she’s taken lately has built a whole new level of respect inside me and I know it’s a sign of good things to come at the  Senior Assistance Center at 2839 W. 44th Ave. right here in beautiful downtown Denver Colorado!

For years, CJ and I have maintained our friendship and  been able to take time to go out to lunch occasionally to tell each other our war stories about how we’re plotting and planning to get ahead in the world, but her latest story beats anything I’ve heard so far!

I’ve always known Senior Assistance Center to be a local food bank where folks without means could come by and pick up good quality food to help you gain a little more month at the end of the money. Now, on top of all her food bank duties at the 44th ave. location, she has devised a plan for reaching out to neighborhood disadvantaged people in a way I hadn’t heard of, and she calls it feeding the “Hidden Hungry.”

By way of explanation, the term “Hidden Hungry” pertains to those who live in public housing and for whatever reason don’t have the means to get to a food bank and quite often find themselves confined to their apartments with no means of getting to where the food is. CJ has countered this by taking the food to where the people are, and it has turned out to be a real blessing for those very needy folks. The following paragraphs are CJ Johnson explaining the need in her own words;

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Our Road to the Hidden Hungry Campaign Goal is to raise 75,000 by September 30,2014non-profit3-back.jpg
On January 1, 2014 we started a mobile food bank to transport food to seniors who live in affordable housing developments in the Denver Metro Area. This is a pilot program. Our intention is to make this a permanent program to reach out to the hidden hungry by supplying food to seniors in our community. In addition to our weekly food bank located at our office and our 2 mobile food banks we serve over 300 seniors per week and we hope with the support of the community we can increase that number to 500 per week.
Every donation we receive and every act of kindness we perform has a huge and immediate impact. It doesn”t take a lot to make a huge difference and we rely on your support to ensure no senior goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter and public services.

Every donation we receive and every act of kindness we perform has a huge and immediate impact. It doesn”t take a lot to make a huge difference and we rely on your support to ensure no senior goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter and public services.

Donate now !

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Senior Assistance Center

2839 W. 44th Ave Denver, Co 80211
303-455-9642 http://www.seniorassistancecenter.org

So that’s it boys and girls. I know there’s been very few of us who couldn’t use a helping hand from time to time and this lady is one who is doing her best to see to it that folks in need get a hand up. If you can help a little, I know that I for one would sure appreciate it!

Send me your comments and critiques. I’ll be sure to read them all and if I can use them, I surely will.

Thanks again, and have a great week everybody.

Rod

 

 

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One thought on “YOU HAVE A FRIEND AT SENIOR ASSISTANCE CENTER!!

  1. Thanks, Rod-this is a great article! The Senior Assistance Center is truly a small charity doing great work.
    C J definitely has the “heart” for feeding the community.

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