Cumberland County Council on Older Adults coordinated Christmas Cheer project with delivery of 200 meals to local senior citizens

Fayetteville, NC – 200 local seniors’ homes were filled with “Christmas Cheer” on Thursday, December 21st as each received a bag filled with turkey, dressing, fresh fruit and additional food staples. Generous volunteers helped load and personally deliver each bag.

This year’s “Christmas Cheer” recipients include:

  • 170 seniors served by one or more programs of the Council on Older Adults
  • 20 military service members from the Fort Bragg Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion
  • 10 Operation Blessing families

The Council on Older Adults began the project in the 1990s to service seniors in Cumberland County. The Christmas Cheer project is done in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael the Archangel – Council 15250; and generously funded through grants from the Florence Rogers Charitable Trust ($4,500) and Food Lion Feeds ($1,000). Selfless volunteers who help deliver these meals each year also make the “Christmas Cheer” possible.

Welcome to our website! The Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and forty-eight years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.



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