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Harold Sorensen

 
Harold Sorensen

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Organization: Retired

 

Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Every week Harold bakes 15 to 25 loaves of Krusteaz bread and personally delivers them to the seniors in his neighborhood, at his church, and a local retirement home (in addition to his two sons and other neighboring families). He also hosts a monthly dinner party at his home for the members of his Sunday School class (most of whom are seniors) who have recently lost loved ones.


What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Harold's baking began when his wife was in the later stage of stomach cancer. Krusteaz bread was one of the few foods she could eat. When she passed away, he had a sizable collection of bread mixes and wondered what to do with them. He started using the mixes to bless his neighbors, several of whom were elderly and home-bound. His baking then expanded to his church, the retirement home where his sister-in-law lives, along with his chiropractor's office, his physical therapist, his grocery store, and his favorite coin shop. His bread has even been delivered to the parents of the neighborhood family who live in India. Earlier this year, Harold was made the President of the Krusteaz Fan Club by the president of Continental Mills (the parent company of Krusteaz).