Fort Knox helps support seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Kinross Fort Knox, along with several mines in the region, recently donated over $20,000 to the North Star Council on Aging for the Fairbanks Senior Center to provide over 400 emergency meals to seniors and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Center has been providing home-delivered meals to seniors at-risk for hunger and isolation since 1973 through programs such as Meals on Wheels. In preparation for COVID-19, the senior centre is preparing 400 senior-friendly emergency boxes.

“We are happy to use our resources to support those at risk in our community,” said Anna Atchison, External Affairs Manager, Fort Knox. “We hope that a collective financial gift on behalf of the area’s operating mines will prompt others to consider a donation themselves, no matter the size.”

Captured above volunteers for the Center in 2017.