March 6, 2017, Silver Key Senior Services is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 gift from the SUPERVALU Foundation. The funds will be used to support the Meals on Wheels Program. Sam Brown, area General Manager for Advantage Logistics -- a SUPERVALU Company, presented the check to Silver Key President and CEO Patricia Ellis at Silver Key's monthly all-staff meeting.
Since 1971, Silver Key Senior Services has been administering the Meals on Wheels program, a national program designed to provide hot, healthy, and freshly prepared meals to seniors living independently. With the support of hundreds of volunteers, meals are delivered Monday through Friday. These deliveries provide companionship for the senior and serve as an informal "wellness check". In 2016, Silver Key was able to provide nearly 58,000 meals to seniors living in El Paso County.
The gift from Advantage Logistics will allow Silver Key to provide more meals to seniors in need. The SUPERVALU Foundation was established in 1993 to effect positive change in communities where SUPERVALU operates and serves. Hunger relief and nutrition programming are key focuses of the Foundation. In addition to today's $1 million in cash donations from the Foundation, SUPERVALU has continued its giving to local and regional nonprofits, including Feeding America affiliates in the form of food to create meals for families across the country.
"The services that we provide to the seniors of El Paso County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing," said Pat Ellis, CEO of Silver Key. "We are humbled by the generous gift from SUPERVALU. Because of it, we can serve more seniors and help them to remain healthier at home."
The month of March marks the "March for Meals" campaign, an annual project to highlight the need for volunteers and funds to support local Meals on Wheels programs. To volunteer for Meals on Wheels, please contact Linda Arguello, Volunteer Manager at Silver Key at (719)884-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation, please contact Lorri Orwig, Chief Development Officer, at (719)884-2313 or email@example.com.