3/7/2014 5:58 PM
by Rachael Cardin
BECKLEY – A Raleigh County organization began its participation in a national campaign on Friday.
The ‘Meals on Wheels Program’ is a national group focused on providing meals to hungry elderly people in the community. The Raleigh County Commission on Aging chose this year to get involved in the nationwide kick off. They call it 'March for Meals' and Commission on Aging personnel said they fill up trucks with hot and cold foods to be delivered throughout the community. The goal is to promote the Commission’s food plan, but also to check on the elderly people in Raleigh County and pay them a friendly hello.
Director of Social Services, Terri Tilley, said "we are trying to promote our nutrition programs, let people know what's available. Also, let people know the need because there is just a lot of need out there. I know sometimes people think there’s not any hungry people in Raleigh County, but there really are so we're just trying to make people more aware."
Organizers said this was made possible because of state funding, financial support from The United Way of Southern West Virginia and local donations. All are much appreciated.