City of LaGrange Leaders to Partner with Communities of Tomorrow for 2021 Mobile Food Pantry for the Elderly Friday, July 16th

Other partners for this event include Feeding the Valley-LaGrange and Piney Woods Farm.

City leaders, including LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, and volunteers plan to deliver boxes of fresh produce to community members who are sixty-five years of age and older.

“I’m delighted to participate in this mobile food pantry to help those in need in our community,” said LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton. “The city and our community partners are always willing to work together to help those in need. I appreciate everyone who helped to organize this event.”

“The goal is to bring awareness to the silent generation, our elderly population, specifically sixty-five and older.  Many people in our community are in need of resources and don’t know how to get the help they need,” said Communities of Tomorrow Executive Director Teara Harris. “We wanted to create this mobile food pantry to bring the resources and fresh produce right to the doors of those in need. Our goal is to connect the silent generation with nourishment and resources.”

To sign up to receive a free box of fresh food or to volunteer for this event please contact Teara Harris at teara.harris@communitiestomorrow.org. To request a box of fresh food, please include your name, address and a phone number.

Communities of Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that addresses workforce development, education and housing for all Troup County residents. www.facebook.com/COFT2020

Media Contact: Katie Mercer Van Schoor, City of LaGrange Marketing/Communications Manager, (706) 883-2055 or kvanschoor@lagrangega.org