Community rallies behind Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser
Community rallies behind Meals on Wheels

The community is rallying support for seniors in need this weekend.

The first annual “run or don’t run” fundraiser for the non-profit organization Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday to offset president Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal.

The budget could block grants that allow Kennewick and Richland to give 25 thousand dollars to Meals on Wheels.

The local program offers home-delivered meals to homebound seniors age 60 and up.

One volunteer hopes the community will see the program’s importance and pitch in.

“It serves very willing people who are really important I mean you see the look on these peoples face and say thank God for what you guys are doing. We feel like it’s a community activity and the community should support this,” Meals on Wheels volunteer Bill Stahl said.

Friday Meals on Wheels fed 600 people in the Tri-Cities and over half of those meals were delivered to home-bound seniors.

The fundraiser Saturday kicks off at 9 a.m. at Howard Amon Park in Richland.