Road Toll to Benefit Senior Meals of Coös County & Senior Center
On November 21st, Tri-County Community Action’s Senior Meals program of Coös County, a provider of the area’s Meals on Wheels, will hold its annual Road Toll fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m near the Veterans Park in Berlin, New Hampshire. Last year’s event raised $2,100 and organizers hope to exceed that amount at this year’s event. The elderly populations who benefit from the funds raised are your friends and neighbors in the Berlin, Gorham, and Milan areas. In addition to nutritious meals, at the Coos Senior Center, seniors also have opportunities for socialization, events, and activities. Senior Meals of Coös County is a program of Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. (TCCAP).
This fundraising event is meant to highlight Senior Hunger issues on the day before families come together for the Thanksgiving holiday. Senior Hunger leads to poor health and limitations of daily living. Tri-County CAP’s Senior Meals programs help keep seniors healthy and independent as well as connected to the community through home meals delivery. There were 128,782 meals served to over 1,550 seniors in 2017.
“Fundraising dollars are an important part of keeping our senior programs operating,” said Leila Villeneuve, Senior Meals Program Manager. “The staff of Senior Meals of Coös County takes great pride in delivering these services to our friends and neighbors, and thank everyone for their support of such a great program. ”
About Senior Meals of Coös County & Berlin Senior Center, a Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc.
Senior Meals of Coös County served nearly 130,000 nutritious meals to seniors through our 15 congregate meal sites and home deliveries throughout Coös County, in addition to the other social programs and trips that North Country seniors enjoyed. Approximately 1,550 seniors participated in our programs, and 145 volunteered their time. We’ve learned by now that socialization and fighting loneliness is as worthy a goal as the nutrition aspect of the meals we serve. Many of our seniors tell us this is the only social contact they may encounter in a week. Meal Voucher Actual Value $8.00, Cost to Senior $3.00 by donation. For more information about this program or to volunteer, contact Leila at 752-2545.
About Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc.
Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., is part of a nationwide Community Action Partnership, dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty and encouraging self-sufficiency as a board-governed nonprofit organization. Tri-County CAP has been around for over 50 years, and our roots come from the social justice movements of the 60s and 70s.
Tri-County Community Action Program has headquarters in Berlin, New Hampshire serving Coös, Carroll and Grafton County in the northern region of New Hampshire and over 25,000 New Hampshire residents. TCCAP is a private nonprofit organization that covers more than 4,455 square miles in the Northern New Hampshire region. TCCAP maintains 48 service center sites and serves as a multipurpose, social service and advocacy agency. Guardianship Services have a statewide client base.
We operate outreach offices in each of the three counties we serve, where our clients can come in to sign up for services, or learn about programs that can help them toward greater self-sufficiency. Our presence in communities has helped lessen the financial burden on local welfare and other social service agencies. Serving the disadvantaged, from the young to the old, and everyone in between, we respond to unforeseen circumstances meeting the needs of our clients and communities we live in.