Lewis County Senior Center plans food campaign

The Lewis County Senior Center will again participate in the March for Meals campaign, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, in order to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action in local communities.

To kick off this campaign, the center will host a food show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Wendling Food Service will be providing tasty options for well-balanced lunches. A presentation will be made to highlight the center’s home-delivered meal program.

“In this tough economy, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in the community is needed more than ever,” said Dinah Mills, the director of the Lewis County Senior Center. “We need the community to come out and support our March for Meals events. Our clients are counting on us. We can’t let them down.”

The Lewis County Senior Center provided 57,193 meals last year. This included 25,289 at the centers in Weston, Jane Lew and Ireland. More than 31,000 meals were delivered to home-bound persons by volunteers who take time out of their own busy schedules to ensure that these frail, elderly persons receive a hot, nutritious meal.

These meals are partially funded by state and federal funds, but the program relies heavily on local donations. Anyone who would like to make a donation or become a volunteer is asked to contact Mills or Karen Groves at 304-269-5738.