Senior Citizens Inc. Receives International Paper Foundation Grant to Help Support it Meals on Wheels Program

Senior Citizens Inc. Receives International Paper Foundation Grant to Help Support it Meals on Wheels Program


January 12, 2024

Media Contact:
Susan Hancock Maureen Bergmueller
Abshire Public Relations Senior Citizens Inc.
912-844-9549, 912-236-0363,

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from International Paper’s Savannah Mill and the International Paper Foundation to use for its Meals on Wheels program. Funds will provide more than 700 meals to homebound seniors.

“It’s support from business partners like the International Paper Foundation that helps us make a difference in the lives of seniors. This grant not only allows us to provide meals to homebound seniors but also gives us an opportunity for wellness checks and friendly visits. These visits are important because they let older adults know that their community cares”, said Patti Lyons, SCI President.

The Savannah Mill’s International Paper Foundation supports projects and programs focused on their signature causes, which include hunger education, health and wellness, and disaster relief. The foundation provides support for critical needs in the communities where their employees live and work and where their employees actively volunteer.

ABOUT International Paper Foundation

The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach its vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to its signature causes: education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet. For more information, visit


Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) has been helping people in coastal Georgia age successfully since 1959 through a variety of programs including Meals on Wheels, in-home assistance, Adult Day Health Centers, The Learning Center, and so much more. To learn more about SCI and its services, please visit or call 912-236-0363.