Congressman Darren Soto started off the month of September by lending a hand to an organization that serves all generations – every day, the Osceola Council On Aging.

On September 1, Congressman Soto assisted Wilda Belisle and other staff at the Osceola Council on Aging’s drive-thru food pantry as they provided a variety of donated food items to those in need. The drive-thru food pantry provided a box filled with chicken & other protein, Borden Milk, bread from Publix, an assortment of vegetables, Mick Farms eggs, and much more to over 180 individuals that day.

According to Congressman Soto, he volunteered to better understand the Council On Aging’s current need and how the food pantry functions in serving the community. The next stop will be Washington, where he can hopefully look to obtain more support from the Federal Government to assist the Meals on Wheels Osceola and Food Pantry program.

The Osceola Council On Aging, like many organizations, has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals and to assist in helping the Food Pantry. To learn more about opportunities at the Council On Aging, go to