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Valley Grande restaurant feeds senior citizens in Dallas County

A Valley Grande restaurant owner fed members of the elderly community in Dallas County this week.

Savory Edge Specialty Eatery owner Towanda Friday fed over 20 senior citizens on Wednesday. Each bag contained a chicken sandwich, potato salad, slice of cake and bottled water.

Towanda Friday fed over 20 senior citizens on Wednesday. Each bag contained a chicken sandwich, potato salad, slice of cake and bottled water.

“I try to this once a month,” Friday said. “As a community, we tend to forget the elderly community and focus on the youth. Because of the pandemic, some of the elderly are afraid to get out and buy food.”

Dallas County Deputy J.T. Cole, former Selma City Councilwoman Angela Benjamin, members of Northside Baptist Church and other local churches volunteered to deliver the food to the senior citizens.

Friday thanked all of the volunteers for their help delivering food.

Kathy Smith of Northside Baptist Church said it’s all about spreading God’s throughout Selma and Dallas County.

“We’re here to serve God and spread his love,” Smith said.