By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the holiday season, many families look for chances to give back to those in need. There are plenty of opportunities to help needy families across the country, but there are not many holiday charities that specifically help local families in need.
Now, Madison residents have two chances to give back to local families who need help this season.
The Madison County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition along with other community partners are now accepting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to families in need during the Christmas season.
Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Chamber Office, which is located at 248 SW Range Avenue. For more information, contact Cindy Vees at the Chamber at 973-2788.
Another opportunity to donate is being requested by Big Bend Hospice. Big Bend Hospice is requesting donations of nutritional supplements to be given to hospice patients in Madison County. Next time you go to the grocery store, pick up a six-pack of nutritional supplements to donate. Hospice patients are given nutritional supplements because they have lost their appetites for regular food or are unable to chew regular good. All flavors and any leading brand of nutritional supplement are needed.
Packs of nutritional supplements can be dropped off at the Big Bend Hospice office which is located at 225 SW Smith Street in Madison. The staff at Big Bend Hospice will deliver the supplements to the patients in need. For more information, call Michelle Brantley at Big Bend Hospice, 566-7491.