The Senior Citizens Holiday Event and Food Drive Fund
The Senior Citizens Holiday Event and Food Drive Fund
We provide a holiday event & food bag for seniors living in public housing.

Causes: Health and Wellness, Poverty and Hunger, Seniors

Over 50 years ago, two wonderful men saw a need and created an event to help fill that need. Many of the senior citizens who live in public housing in the El Paso community have few resources. Dale Nasser Sr. and Peter Rizk founded the annual Senior Citizens Dinner to honor seniors in the El Paso community. This dinner has become The Senior Citizens Holiday Event and Food Drive. It includes a celebratory turkey dinner for over 400 people who live in Housing Authority complexes in El Paso, many of whom have no family, family that doesn’t spend any time with them or family that has perhaps forgotten them, as well as a gift bag of non-perishable food for each. The food provides a week’s worth of meals which is significant as many of these seniors are low income or under the poverty level and this food bag is the only Christmas present many of these seniors receive. The event also includes transportation to and from the Summit Ballroom from the various Housing Authority complexes around town as most of the seniors no longer drive. The loyal parishioners of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church have been a cornerstone to the success of this philanthropic event by preparing the entire dinner and packing the food bags as well as volunteering to serve dinner and dance with the seniors at the event.

Recent Donors
Sandi Smith

$100.00

Lauren Ferris
Penny Nevarez
ELVIA DOYLE
Denise Herrera
Terri Wilis
Deborah Sainz
amy parker-morris
Anonymous

$50.00

LINDA TRONCOSO
Kathleen Nuwayhid
Leila Hobson
Susan Elias Assi

$100.00

Linda East
Leah Masters
Lee Ellen Banks
Arlene Carroll
Sylvia Hernandez
Barbara Walker
Kitty Schild
Deanna Nasser
William Suarez
Dede Rogers
kathleen goff
Lisa Malooly
Laurie Paternoster
Deanna Nasser
Tracy Yellen
Tom and Teresa Hicks

$50.00

Rosa Maldonado
Svetlana Ulrich
Jeannine Kennedy
Terrie Todd

$100.00