CLEARFIELD – The Sam’s Club Foundation states, “In all of our giving efforts, we strive to meet the unmet needs of under-served populations and support organizations that give individuals access to a better life.” The Sam’s Club Spirit Committee (State College Club #6533) felt that the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.’s Blizzard Box Program addressed one of these unmet needs.
By submitting for and receiving grant funds, Doreen Brower, Spirit Committee Associate, and Will Medina, Business Manager, both of Sam’s Club #6533, were able to present the CCAAA, Inc. with a $1,000 donation for their Blizzard Box program.
Every year, the CCAAA sends emergency Blizzard Box meals to homebound older citizens throughout the county. Consumers are encouraged to keep the meals on their shelf for stormy winter days when the Agency can’t deliver a hot meal. Since 1983, local Rotary Clubs, individuals, and businesses have pulled together with the CCAAA to fund this valuable program. One hundred percent of all donations are used solely for this program to ensure that homebound older citizens have something nutritious to eat during severe winter weather.
Thanks to Sam’s Club and the generous support of local businesses and individuals, these non-perishable meals provide a sense of security for Meals on Wheels & More consumers who know they will have something to eat on those difficult winter days.
For more information on the CCAAA, Inc. and the Blizzard Box Program, contact Rikki Ross at 814-765-2696 or visit the agency’s Web site.