Although it has been under the “Meals on Wheels” name for a little over a year, the program has been serving nutritious meals to area homebound residents for decades.
Judy Gates with the Christian County Senior Center appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. She says CEFS and the center run cooperating programs, and the same meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program is served at the senior center each day.
Gates says the program’s backbone are the many volunteers that take the meals to homebound residents.
Gates says you never know how much a volunteer bringing a meal can mean to a person. Recently, she says a volunteer may have saved a woman’s life.
Gates says volunteers make connections with these residents and that provides are satisfying feeling for those who put in their time helping Meals on Wheels.