Touchmark residents, employees, families and friends from all 13 senior housing and care communities and the company headquarters in Beaverton, OR, collected items for 1,235 food boxes as part of the company’s annual Holiday Food Box Project.

The goal of the boxes is to alleviate hunger in older adults and families in need.

“The rate of hunger in the United States among seniors aged 60 and older has increased by 45% since 2001,” Touchmark Foundation Director and Chairman Bret Cope said. “According to Feeding America, nearly 5 million senior citizens currently face hunger in our country. The food drive is a celebration of fellowship that provides a small gift of hope during the holidays.”

Since 1997, Touchmark and the Touchmark Foundation have donated approximately 10,000 food boxes.

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