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Senior food baskets delivered

senior baskets delivered
Front Row, Left to Right – Victim Services Advocate Nancy Smitz, Auxiliary Deputy Ed Thoma, Victim Services Advocate Donna Thoma, Deputy Jamie Briggs, Deputy Joe Quintana, Deputy Emilie Pelleran. Back Row – Dane Smitz, Tpr. Kyle Kehn – MSP, Lt. Eric Muszynski – GTPD, Officer John Ellis – GTPD, Sgt. Jason Hertzberg – RTDPS, Chief Allen Sharrow – RTDPS, Sgt. Shaun Hand, Det. Sgt. Mike Max.

ROSCOMMON- Deputy Emilie Pelleran of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department, along with members of the Roscommon Sheriff’s Victim Service Unit and Sheriff’s Auxilary members, boxed nonperishable food items in late December for local seniors. Milk, meat, and other perishables were added the next day and delivered by officers, and VSU/Auxiliary members to county seniors. Names of seniors are provided by local organizations and Roscommon County Commission on Aging (RCCOA).

The Senior Basket program began several years ago with three baskets being delivered. In 2023 the number had grown to twenty-five. Food and monies are donated to the program by Walmart of Houghton Lake, Higgins Township Fire & EMS, Roscommon County Food Pantry, COOR Intermediate School District, plus many private donors.

senior food baskets being assembled
Volunteers prepare food baskets for seniors to be delivered before the holidays.

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