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Chattanooga-area Morning Pointe communities participating in Samaritan Center food drive

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Morning Pointe Senior Living communities in the Chattanooga area are now collecting food items for The Samaritan Center in Ooltewah.

The food drive runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 14. Each Morning Pointe or The Lantern at Morning Pointe building has a dedicated drop-off barrel inside for donations to support the non-profit’s pantry.

Supplies needed include baked beans, baking items, broth, canned asparagus, canned fruit, canned greens, canned meat, canned tomatoes, condiments, cream of celery, juice, macaroni and cheese, oil, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, potato dinners, rice dinners, salad dressing, soup and snacks.

“We had a very successful back-to-school drive for The Samaritan Center earlier this year and were excited to be invited to partner with the organization again to help meet the needs of our community,” said Amanda Bauske, Morning Pointe’s vice president of life enrichment. “Our residents and associates are always excited to have an opportunity to give back and do something to make others’ lives better.”

Greg Vital, Morning Pointe co-founder and president, added, “Morning Pointe Senior Living believes in being a good neighbor, and supporting The Samaritan Center was an easy decision. They benefit so many families and make a huge impact across Hamilton County, and we are pleased to be part of supporting that mission.”

Locations serving as drop-off sites include:

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states and is celebrating its silver anniversary throughout 2022.

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