Door Drop program serves city seniors

Mary Ann Moore stands beside a few of the 175 bags that were packed and distributed last week to area senior citizens as part of a Door Drop meal program. (Submitted photo)

EAST LIVERPOOL — A coalition of local faith-based organizations is working to make sure the city’s senior citizens get physical nourishment

Grace City Church has teamed up with several other churches (First United Methodist, Avondale Community and Oakland Free Methodist) as well as Love your Neighbor Ministries to provide a weekly Door Drop Dinner.

Lisa Smith, co-pastor of Grace City Church, posted to social media, “During this quarantine, we are finding our city’s senior citizen population are having difficulty managing in this crisis. They are going without because they are scared to go out,” she explained.

In its second week now, the coalition delivers home cooked meals that have been packaged to the door on Thursdays. “We literally ring the doorbell and gently drop off the dinner at the door. There is a note attached so, they know it’s carefully made and who(m) it’s from,” she added.

In week three, the effort is taking a step further. The partnership has expanded to add a local business that has been struggling due to the quarantine.

Fresh on Fifth will be paid $5 for each meal being provided, after preparing and packaging it. The coalition will deliver , which have been numbering around 175.

To help subsidize the meals, tax deductible donations can be made to Door Drop program, Grace City Church, 225 W 5th St, East Liverpool OH 43920. Make checks out to the church and write Door Drop on the memo line or contact Smith at 330-383-1009 for other donation options.


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