Riderwood Retirement Community Today Delivers 25 Packages of Emergency Food to Iona to Help Feed Homebound Senor Citizens in Washington, D.C.
SILVER SPRING, MD (Saturday, June 11, 2011) -- Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community in Silver Spring, today delivered 25 emergency packages with non-perishable food to Iona in Washington, D.C., to help Iona feed homebound senior citizens.
Riderwood did so in immediate response to a call for help by Iona when it learned the vendor who had provided home-delivered meals to Washington, D.C., seniors for the 25 years is closing its doors due to bankruptcy.
Myra Clary-Peterson, officre manager for Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood., loaded her car with the emergency food packages and made the delivery. The packages were assembled the day before by Riderwood's Dining Services staff.
The emergency food packages included:
One box dry cereal
One box of single serving instant oatmeal
One box of crackers
One jar of smooth peanut butter
One "pouch" pack of tuna
Two packages of single serving applesauce or fruit cups
Six eight-ounce boxes or cans of single serving 100% fruit or vegetable juices (Fuitables, V-*, prune, apple, grape, mixed-berry, etc.)
Two cans of soup