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Senior citizens warned to stop accepting food donations or face eviction from their homes

By Mason White 11:57 AM July 20, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Numerous elderly residents in Florida, were warned to stop accepting food donation from charitable organizations or face eviction from their homes.

As many as 28 residents at the Carlyn Estates in Manatee County, have been threatened with eviction for accepting food from a food pantry.

81-year-old Pearl Jones said that she received a letter from the manager of the Carlyn Estates Mobile Home Park, ordering her to stop accepting food deliveries or she would face eviction.

Jones said that she agreed to stop accepting food deliveries to her home. The manager of the mobile home said that residents are well off and they don’t need to accept free food.

Jones, who has cancer and diabetes, lives on $883 a month from Social Security. She spends $405 for rent, $80 for electricity, $23 for water, $34 for phone and about $50 a month for car insurance.

This leaves her with little money for food.