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David, a CCA volunteer, visiting with local seniors and delivering groceries from the food pantry

David’s Delivery: A Heartfelt Look at CCA’s Golden Angels

Mondays at CCA are all about our seniors, affectionately known as our Golden Angels. They fill their carts at the Food Pantry, then gather in the Community Room for heartwarming conversations, games, and lunch served by volunteers who know each of them by name. 

Beyond the financial strains of living on fixed incomes and rising costs of living, a deeper struggle touches many of their lives: loneliness. With families often living miles away and friends passing on, isolation is a common reality. 

CCA is filling both needs through our year-long programs, but many seniors are not able to leave their homes to come to the Food Pantry or meet up with friends. It is for them that volunteers like David step in with an unwavering commitment to delivering groceries to their homes every week and the companionship they long for.  

“They’re my buddies,” David says with a smile. “They just want someone to talk to.” 

He takes his time with each Golden Angel, asking about their health, families, and what special things they would like from the Food Pantry next week. He speaks of his friends with sincerity and affection, treating them like beloved family members. 

His service and attention are visibly treasured by the Golden Angels he visits. Each of their faces lights up as he greets them with a smile and fulfills the Bible’s promise in Philippians 4:19, reminding them that they are not forgotten.

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

“It’s so small, what I do,” he says humbly. But in a world that often seems indifferent to the struggles of the elderly, David’s presence is a reminder that even the smallest gestures can make a world of difference. 

Learn more about our senior services and qualifications, get contact information, or donate online to support our beloved Golden Angels.

Volunteer stocking shelves in the food pantry with shoppers pushing carts nearby

CCA’s Food Pantry: Offering Much More Than Food

The Food Pantry at CCA is more than simply a place to shop for groceries. It’s a beacon of hope for those facing tough times, a sanctuary where individuals and families find not only nourishment for their bodies but also solace for their souls.

For many, the Food Pantry at CCA is a lifeline in times of need. With record numbers of families and individuals relying on its support month after month, it’s clear that the need for assistance continues to grow. In a world where people have to choose between putting food on the table or keeping the lights on, the Food Pantry offers a vital solution, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

A mother of two recently wrote, “When my husband lost his job, things became very tight, and a friend mentioned CCA to me and that they might be able to help us get back on our feet. I was embarrassed when I walked through the Food Pantry doors, and I’ve never needed help like this before. Everyone at CCA made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in. With not having grocery bills for the last couple of months, CCA has been a lifesaver for us, allowing us to focus on paying our mortgage. My husband started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and it feels like my family and I are getting our lives back together, thanks to CCA. We can’t express how grateful we are for everything you’ve done for us. May God continue to bless you.”

However, it’s not just about the food! It’s about the compassion and care that radiate from the volunteers who greet each client with warmth and kindness. It’s about the sense of community that permeates the air, where parents can bring their children to choose snacks for the week, knowing that they are welcomed with open arms.

The impact of the Food Pantry extends far beyond its stocked shelves. It’s about the tears of relief shed by a mother burdened with worry who finds hope in knowing that her children will have enough to eat. It’s about the gratitude expressed by a family who, in their darkest hour, found support instead of judgment and shame.

Learn more about our Food Pantry, qualifications, donating, organizing a collection drive, and volunteering. People turn to CCA for assistance and leave with so much more.

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