Cullman area senior centers receive food box donations from Walmart Distribution

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Baileyton seniors picking up snacks and other food items Thursday afternoon. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Seniors across Cullman County were able to take home a few extra goodies Thursday afternoon thanks to several pallets of food donated by Walmart Distribution to Cullman County Commission on Aging. COA Director Stephanie Lawson was on hand at Baileyton Senior Center as the center’s members boxed up the food items.  

Lawson explained, “Steve McSwain reached out and said, ‘Hey, we have eight pallets of food and we would like to donate those to the senior centers.” COA staff sorted the pallets and began distributing them to the senior centers.  

“I think we got everybody some food this time except for Good Hope and Dodge City, but they’re supposed to be giving us a second round of food. When we start that second round, Good Hope and Dodge City will be the first two centers to go,” Lawson said.  She isn’t sure if the donations will be ongoing, but is hopeful that it can become a reoccurring service.  

The centers have also enjoyed “Welcome Back” cookouts over the past several weeks with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office coordinating with COA. Friday, June 16, the CCSO will be cooking for the Fairview Senior Center. They will take a week off before resuming the cookouts at Colony Senior Center on July 30.  

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