The oldest home-delivered meal service in the Southeast (and the third oldest in the nation), Senior Services’ Meals-on-Wheels program delivered its official 6,000,000th meal Wednesday, September 20 here in Winston-Salem. Doing the honors were North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper, who presented the celebratory hot, nourishing meal to 91-year-old Rosalie Young, who has been receiving meals for more than three-and-a-half years.
Over the 54 years in which our Meals-on-Wheels program has been operating, thousands of older adults, most of whom were assessed as being at risk of malnutrition at the time they entered the program, have been spared the worry of wondering where their next meal would come from.
Senior Services’ Meals-on-Wheels program currently delivers meals to 1,120 participants through 70 hot-meal routes every weekday and 20 bi-weekly frozen meal routes. Making all this happen are the 1,458 volunteers who provide all-important safety checks, ensuring the well-being of the meal recipients, and the caring, friendly visits that are often said to provide food for the soul, just as the meals provide food for the body.
Congratulations, Forsyth County!
6,000,000 knocks on the door + 6,000,000 priceless smiles
= 6,000,000 moments of human connection!
HELP CELEBRATE with a gift in honor of this milestone,
as we set out on the road to the next 6,000,000!
Any amount is warmly appreciated, because…
• $5 provides one meal for a senior in need
• $25 provides meals for a week
• $100 for a month
• $625 for 6 months
• $1,250 for an entire year!
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