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Amelia Islander

The Soup Train Feeds Homebound Seniors

Dec 31, 2014 02:00AM
The Soup Train was begun through a simple conversation about the 60 people on the waiting list to receive Meals on Wheels. There was no money to add them to the weekly delivery of five frozen meals for those folks fortunate enough to be included. Tackling the problem head-on, a group of friends began Soup Train. Barnabas and generous checks provide the food. Volunteers meet each week at the old Yulee Elementary school kitchen and prepare the meals for the neediest folks among the 60 who were not being served.

The Coalition for the Homeless is the sponsoring agency and the names of the hungry are vetted and prioritized by the Council on Aging. Once a week those being served receive two packages of frozen food, soup, or a casserole, from Soup Train, delivered by the Council on Aging bus.

A donation of only $83 will adopt a homebound senior for the coming year. Please mail donations to: Nassau Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or call Genece Minshew for information at (904) 491-0185.