Food for seniors is a community service project that delivers groceries free of charge to economically challenged seniors in Howard County.

The program has been ongoing jointly, during the school year, with support from Clarksville Middle School and other Howard County students and volunteers since September 2006.

Around the 15th of each month, students, parents, school staff, and community volunteers donate, sort, and bag healthy, nutritious, non-perishable diabetic foods for seniors. The bags of groceries are delivered directly to the seniors’ doors at the senior residential building. Morningside Park and Tiber Hudson, another senior community, were chosen because some residents live on as little as $9,000 per year. The transportation and physical limitations of seniors make it difficult for them to get to area food banks.

For 16 years, New Hope’s SOS Local/Food for Seniors ministry has kept the program going through the summers when school is not in session.   

New Hope’s ministry has delivered almost 3000 bags of groceries to seniors during the months of June, July, and August. For over eight years, New Hope has also served a Thanksgiving meal to the Morningside Park residents to bring the residential community together. 

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Shopping List

  • 1 box of cereal (Cheerios, Corn Flakes or oatmeal)
  • 1 box of PLAIN rice or pasta – no additives or flavorings
  • 2 cans of vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
  • 2 cans of fruit  (peaches, pear, oranges, etc)
  • 3 cans of tuna, chicken or turkey
  • 1 can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 3 cans of soup (chicken, vegetable, minestrone)


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Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.