Oct 27, 2012 7:22 PM by Lacey Steele

Silver Key Stuff the Bus food drive will help seniors receive Thanksgiving dinner

There's a chance to make a real difference in Colorado Springs.

There are elderly in need of food, and many of you have stepped up to help.

We met with volunteers of Silver Key at their food drive earlier today.

Each month, Silver Key delivers 600 bags of food to seniors in need.

"We are able to help them with maintaining their independence in their home," said Lisa Reed, Silver Key Program Director.

This food drive though was specifically designed as a "Stuff the Bus" event to get all the necessary items for Thanksgiving dinner.

"Mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce," said Reed.

"If you are able to get a couple of extra items today for Silver Key, we're putting together baskets for Thanksgiving for seniors," a volunteer told all the shoppers entering the store.

Volunteers say you may not realize the need in Colorado Springs for food donations.

At four different places, this food drive had many people buying what they could to help out.

"Some of our seniors won't have a Thanksgiving dinner without the help of Silver Key this year and Stuff the Bus," said Reed.

Even if you can only give one can of food, it helps out more than you may know.

If you were unable to donate today and want to, they accept non-perishable food items and cash donations Monday through Friday at their office on Bott Avenue in the Springs.

That's just off Cimarron and 21st.



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