Meals on Wheels in Bourbon County delivers a lunch to 45 households Monday through Thursday.
The service is for people 60 years and older.
“There are no income guidelines,” Jackie Sellers, site manager of Bourbon County Senior Citizens, said. “There is a suggested donation of $1 per meal.”
There are two driving routes that take approximately 45 minutes to deliver the meals.
Each Wednesday a frozen meal is delivered with the hot meal, which can be consumed on Friday.
At 9:30 a.m. each Meals on Wheels day, volunteers gather to divide and pack up the meals that are supplied through the Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Pittsburg. The meals are then delivered in a local vehicle.
Snowy or icy weather can prevent the van full of food from Pittsburg to arrive, Sellers said.
“People have to watch on TV for cancellations,” Sellers said. “It’s referred to as Senior Meals.”
Deb Needleman, treasurer of the Bourbon County Senior Citizens said the United Way of Bourbon County grant money received goes to the Meals on Wheels part of the Bourbon County Senior Citizens budget.
“The expense of meal preparation is $30,000,” Needleman said. The United Way funds 30 percent of our budget for Meals on Wheels.”
The Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging provides oversight for Meals on Wheels, Sellers said.
The SEKAAA Executive Director is Cindy Lane, who can be reached at 620-431-2980.