2013 has been an incredible year for us. Thanks to donations from numerous individuals and foundations, we have fed tens of thousands of Polk County’s elderly citizens and driven them to and from medical and other appointments they otherwise may not have been able to get to.

Recently we received generous donations from the Winn Dixie Foundation, Eileen Fisher Community Foundation, and the George Jenkins Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland. Faith Community Church also continued its support of our food pantry by donating bags of food. Because of that, Thrivent for Lutherans matched the value of the food donated with a cash equivalent donation.

All of this helped us feed people throughout the year, including 26,000 in the fourth quarter alone via our food pantry operated in collaboration with St. David’s Episcopal Church.

As 2013 draws to an end, we thank all of you who gave of your time, talent and treasure so that we could be of service to our beloved elderly residents. And we thank you in advance for your continued generosity in 2014.