One Nonprofit Helps Another as Devon’s Surrey Volunteers at Chester County Food Bank


The senior staff from Devon-based Surrey Services for Seniors spent a recent morning at the Chester County Food Bank inspecting, sorting, and repacking food in preparation for distribution by the Food Bank.

Surrey’s mission is to help older adults live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community.

“Surrey is honored to volunteer with the Chester County Food Bank,” said Bob Madonna, Surrey’s CEO. “We’re keenly aware of food insecurity, especially among older adults and are happy to help.”

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According to a report entitled “The State of Senior Hunger in America,” millions of older Americans are at risk for hunger. In 2014, more than 15 percent of adults aged 60 and older in the U.S. were at risk. Also, food insecurity is growing among older adults. The percentage of older adults facing the threat of hunger has more than doubled.

“Surrey cares deeply about food and nutrition,” said Madonna. “From delicious, nutritious, affordable lunches at our centers to nutrition classes to Meals-on-Wheels, Surrey is proud to help older adults have better nutrition.”

“Surrey is proud to be part of the network of amazing agencies and organizations that work to help seniors,” said Linda DiMaggio, Director of Membership and Volunteering at Surrey. “We engage volunteers from the community to help us support efforts in the community, as well as volunteering ourselves.”

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