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Senior Resources, Dominion Energy Partner to Fight Food Insecurity for Local Residents
October 4, 2021
Senior Resources today announced a $25,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to support the organization’s meal delivery program. The program provides a critical, once-daily meal and wellness check for eligible Richland County seniors. This program seeks to address two of the biggest obstacles elderly community members face daily — hunger and loneliness.
Senior Resources will use grant funds to accommodate a 30% growth experienced by the program in 2020 due to the pandemic and to continue serving the most vulnerable in the community.
“Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation’s continued commitment to providing nutrition to older adults in our community means that seniors will not only receive great meals but also have the social supports and interactions to keep them connected to the community,” said Andrew Boozer, executive director for Senior Resources. “The last two years have shown us all how important social interaction is to overall personal well-being. On behalf of the seniors in our community, we thank Dominion Energy for their incredible donation.”
In addition to delivering critical, balanced meals to Meal on Wheels clients, volunteers provide a daily social interaction and safety check. The meals provide one-third of the daily nutritional requirements for home-bound seniors.
“The pandemic continues to affect our neighbors throughout the communities we serve in so many different ways – financially, socially and mentally,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “It means a lot that Dominion Energy can support an organization like Senior Resources that helps elderly residents in our communities thrive.”
Since 1967, the organization has provided activities, services and programs with the primary goal of helping Midlands senior citizens maintain healthy and independent lives. Funding and contributions from community partners like Dominion Energy help to ensure Senior Resources maintains a consistent program of services.
About Senior Resources: Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent. All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing institutionalization.
Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:
1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.
With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. With the support of our staff and volunteers, our services touch the lives of more than 4,000 Midlands residents.
About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $58 million in 2020 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.