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The Jo Story Senior Center for Active Adults, Discount Tire and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department are working together to get items to seniors in need.

Thomas Goble, the center’s supervisor, is receiving a list from Rose Lewis of the Halifax County Council on Aging of seniors who need food and necessities.

The list will come from those on the home delivered Meals on Wheels and congregate meals programs, as well as several others that have called asking for help.  

The partners in the program are asking the community to donate items such as canned goods, toilet paper, juice, and water.

Goble is working with Tracy Story of Discount Tire on Tenth Street where the items will go to be separated into paper bags or boxes.

The police department will pick the items up and deliver them to seniors in need.

If a senior lives too far away from the city limits, another volunteer or neighboring police department will make the delivery.

The first delivery is scheduled Friday and will be done once a week as supplies last or until the home delivered meals program starts again in mid-April.