Stocking Stuffers Drive to Help Make Holidays Bright for Local Seniors

Nov. 16, 2020:

You can help make the winter holidays brighter for seniors in Chemung and Steuben counties. United Way of the Southern Tier is partnering with three senior meal programs to hold a stocking stuffers drive.

Chemung County Meals on Wheels, Corning Meals on Wheels, and the Senior Nutrition Program of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates Inc., are seeking the following items:

• Pens & small notepads
• Travel-size toiletries
• Travel-size hand sanitizer
• Travel-size lotions
• Pocket-size tissue packs 
• Puzzle books 
• Sugar-free hot cocoa packets 
• Chapstick/lip balm 
• Eye-glass cleaner
• Playing cards & card games

Items can be dropped off at the meal programs or ordered online and shipped.

The items will be delivered to home-bound seniors who receive meals from the programs. 

All items must be received by Friday, Dec. 4.

Chemung County Meals on Wheels
409 William St.
Elmira, NY 14901
Hours: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.

Corning Meals on Wheels
144 Cedar St.
Corning, NY 14830
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc. Senior Nutrition Program
Lakeview Apartments Dining Room 
105 Geneva St.
Bath, NY 14810
Hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Related podcasts:

Corning Meals on Wheels Executive Director David Smith talks with Barbara Hubbell of United Way of the Southern Tier about meal programs for seniors in Chemung and Steuben counties during COVID-19.

Dick Russell, executive director of Faith in Action in Steuben County, talks with Barbara Hubbell, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for United Way of the Southern Tier, about providing supports to senior citizens in our community.