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Give a Senior a Hot Meal on a Cold Day

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WHY: Millions of seniors in our nation live at or below the poverty line. Help provide a hot meal on a cold day and remind thousands of seniors in need that the community has not forgotten them.

HOW IT WORKS: Collect soup through your church or organization. During the week of February 4–8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., take the collection to a drop off site in your area.




  • Church of St. Peter and St. Paul 4909 North Lake Dr., Roanoke (just off Peters Creek Road)


  • All Freedom First Credit Union locations
  • All Bank of Fincastle locations
  • Vistar Eye Centers
  • 3320 Franklin Road, Roanoke
  • 70 Summerfield Court, Roanoke
  • 426 West Main Street, Salem For more information about donating or volunteering, call 540-345-0451 or visit

Some of the non-perishable food items our elderly neighbors need (no glass containers, please):

  • Soup
  • Crackers
  • Canned Meats (such as tuna)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

Low salt, nutritious items are preferred.

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