Hundreds of seniors lined up in Old Pasadena early Friday to pick up packages of food in a reflection of continuing struggles for many elderly people in the area.
Volunteers at the Pasadena Senior Center saw demand for the monthly giveaway soar during the Great Recession, and have yet to see it abate.
“We’ve seen a rise in hunger in the senior community, and it’s difficult to keep pace.” Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center, said in a statement.
Every month, people 60 and over line up to receive two bags of non-perishable items. On Friday, the supplies got a big boost from the Chinese Club of San Marino, which donated whole chickens, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit.
-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News