Volunteers change our world
Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Here at Lake County Council on Aging, we are thankful for our committed volunteers that help us do just that. Our Elder Commodity program is a great example of how volunteers come together to improve the lives of others in our community. The last few months, the commodity distribution process has started off in the library at Ronan High School. Students there volunteer to get commodity bags organized. They double bag and number around 2,700 bags. The bags have been recycled or, if we need more, are generously donated by our local Harvest Foods grocery store. When the delivery truck gets here, community members come together to unload and sort. Next, members of the different senior centers and CSKT’s Elder Services Work Crew help distribute the commodities all over Lake County. With their help, we provide around 15,000 pounds of food to elders who are 60 years of age or older and are at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Index. Local volunteers are also the reason we can offer a Public Transportation Program and an Elder’s Farmer Market Coupon Program. Thank you to our existing volunteers. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering. We have a great time and help a lot of people. We also have several Elder Commodity openings. To contact us please call the Lake County Council on Aging at 676-2367.
Executive director, Lake County Council on Aging