Mountain View Voice

News - December 14, 2012

Firefighters deliver food and holiday cheers to seniors

Mountain View firefighters treated senior citizens to holiday meals on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Mountain View Senior Center located at 265 Escuela Ave.

Firefighters from Local 1965 were on hand to give food to more than 400 people served by the Second Harvest Food Bank's Brown Bag program.

The program was started by the Second Harvest Food Bank and provides weekly groceries to people over 60, or disabled people 55 and older. Second Harvest serves more than 20,000 older adults each month through its Brown Bag and other food-assistance programs, said Second Harvest spokeswoman Caitlin Kerk.

The food bags include traditional items to make up a holiday meal, including a turkey roll.

This is the sixth annual holiday food bag donation sponsored by the firefighters. It's funded by members of Local 1965 through their Create a Smile Fund, geared toward helping those in need.

—Ashley Finden

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