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Operation AniMeals - Jackson County Department on Aging


Contact: Ella Ensley, Nutrition Program Director
Mailing Address: 100 County Service Park
Sylva, NC 28779
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Fax Number: 828-631-8049
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Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Location: To get to the office, take Hwy 107 to the Ingles intersection and turn left. Travel 3/10th of a mile then turn right at County Services Park. Look for the complex with a green roof, behind the Jackson County DSS office.
Agency Description: The Jackson County Department on Aging provides services for persons aged 60 or older in Jackson County. The services include health and educational programs, social outings and trips, home safety modification, adult day care, in-home respite, and nutrition. The Elder Nutrition Program administered by the Department on Aging provides Home Delivered Meals for the homebound elderly. Your volunteer involvement will assist directly with the Home Delivered Meals Program.
Training: Meeting with Ella.
Time Commitment: There are no specific time commitments with this volunteer opportunity, depending on the route, could be one and a half hours.
Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements: Valid NC driver's license.
Volunteer Involvement: A great many of our low income seniors live alone and depend on their pets for company as well as a sense of security. Unfortunately, many of them are unable to provide nutritious pet food for their companions because their limited income must be used for medicine, utilities, and other bills. Recent studies have shown that often times these folks share their home delivered meals with their pets, creating an unhealthy situation for both pet and owner. Operation AniMeals was developed to provide supplemental pet food for any of our Home Delivered Meals clients that would benefit from this program. Funding is provided solely by donations from individuals, churches, and other organizations. Your help is needed in organizing a fund raiser or pet food drive to benefit Operation AniMeals.
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