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Helping end senior hunger

April 6, 2013 · Updated 9:54 AM

Orcas Islanders showed their support for senior nutrition during “March for Meals,” the national campaign to end senior hunger by hosting a community breakfast at the Orcas Island Senior Center. This was a community event to support Meals on Wheels and featured live music by Ron Myers and Jim Shaffer-Bach.

The Meals on Wheels program serves more than 55,000 nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout Whatcom and San Juan Counties. In Eastsound, Senior Nutrition Program Cook Jay Savell and his team of volunteers prepare and serve meals two days a week to more than 80 seniors. Volunteers deliver 10 meals each day to Orcas Island homebound seniors.

“Home delivered meals offer not just a nutritious meal, but a smile with a visit from one of our volunteers,” Savell said.

The Whatcom Council on Aging is a non profit whose Meals on Wheels program receives 40 percent of its funding from federal grants and relies on volunteers and donations.

For more information, contact the Whatcom Council on Aging at 360-733-4030, or visit www.wccoa.org.

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