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Community Action Commission volunteers create care-packages for at-risk seniors in Goleta

GOLETA, Calif. - At-risk seniors in Santa Barbara County received an extra hand on Thursday.

Volunteers with the Community Action Commission (CAC) worked together to create bags of essentials and hard-to-find items for at-risk seniors.

In total, they were able to create 700 bags for the seniors who CAC said have trouble accessing basic needs due to limited mobility.

The packages include paper towels, toilet paper, disposable gloves, masks and hand sanitizer. Many of the packages will be delivered with prepared meals.

"There are so many things that they can't get. I mean, we know what we're struggling with trying to locate, so imagine if you are home-bound and you live by yourself and you don't have access to a car or someone else. We thought, why not bring them what we think is difficult to locate," said Linda Rosso with the Community Action Commission.

A handful of local sponsors have also donated items to the cause, including Jordano's Foodservice, Montecito Bank and Trust and Seniors Programs of Santa Barbara.

For more information on how to volunteer or to receive an extra hand yourself, you can visit the CAC website at

CAC is a private nonprofit organization that aims to provide education and supportive services to residents of Santa Barbara County who are struggling with economic security and self-sufficiency.

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