This campaign will involve community friends buying gift cards to Lubbock restaurants and businesses and then donating them to Lubbock Impact. In turn, Lubbock Impact will gift the senior and poverty-stricken clients with these gift cards in order to ease the burden of their hunger need while helping Local Lubbock.
During COVID 19, Lubbock Impact is particularly alert to the needs of our elderly. Efforts are made to check on our elderly clients through phone calls by volunteers, client care workers, and social workers. The elderly that pick up senior boxes are talked to individually to make sure they understand the need for distancing and hand washing, while at the same time easing fear they may have.
Lubbock Impact does help provide meals and food vouchers for our senior clients, but the gift cards will be a bonus that will increase their joy and allow for a nice variety in their weekly intake and food consumption. The gift cards will be accompanied by Lubbock Impact interaction and follow-up in order to make sure that the seniors are well, emotionally sound, and able to enjoy a good meal.
What started as a soup kitchen in 2007 has grown to a ministry of 16 different programs and services. Help is offered to the working poor and poverty-stricken of our community in the areas of food, clothing, healthcare, and spiritual growth in order to ease the burden or need of their day/week. The majority of our clients are working poor. On the ends of our distribution, we enjoy our senior clients (about 20-30%.) Many of these seniors come to Lubbock Impact because they are on a fixed income and look forward to the free, delicious, nutritious meal in a family-style setting. COVID 19 has made it difficult to maintain some of the unique aspects of our soup kitchen, food pantry, and food voucher office--but we strive to stay in contact with our clients and currently call them once every two weeks to check on them and invite them to our drive-thru soup kitchen in light of our non-gathering status in Lubbock.
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