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Kiwanis members learn about Meals on Wheels

GREENFIELD — Kathleen Vahle, executive director of Hancock County Meals on Wheels, told Kiwanis of Greenfield recently about the daily delivery of meals to homebound seniors, disabled residents and those recovering from illness or injury. Kiwanis has provided volunteers to deliver meals since the program began in Hancock County in 2001.

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal and a cold meal that is adjusted to a prescription from the client’s doctors. Emergency meals are also provided that have shelf-stable food that can be used if a delivery cannot be accomplished because of weather.

Hancock County Meals on Wheels delivered 19,000 meals during 9,500 deliveries using 135 volunteers last year. In addition to delivering the meals, the volunteers provide a daily human connection to check on the client’s welfare. The cost of the daily service is $7.50, with subsidized rates available.

For information on Meals on Wheels visit mealsonwheelsonline.org or call 317-477-4345.