KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Little Sisters of the Poor have called Kansas city home for 130 years. The organization continues to succeed because of donations from business and individuals. The sisters go out into the community each week, a modern day begging adventure, gathering what they can from donors.
Liberty Fruit has been a donor and partner in helping the needy elderly for almost 40 years.
It’s something owner Arnold Caviar doesn’t have to think twice about.
“Why not, they’re a great organization,” said Caviar. “We’ve become more than partners, we’ve become friends.”
Liberty provides fresh produce every Wednesday that is used for all meals.
“We have a little bit of everything, mostly fruit,” said Sister Christine. “The residents enjoy fruit everyday.”
Trabon Group also contributes, not food but products. The company has printed the Little Sisters of the Poor newsletter for 20 years. Sister Beatrice says it’s donors like Liberty Fruit and Trabon that help create the atmosphere that Little Sisters of the Poor foundress Jeanne Jugan had in mind.
“It’s a family and that was the vision of Jeanne Jugan, our foundress, to create a family for the residents,” said Sister Beatrice. “We want to provide a home that is filled with love, respect, compassion.”