Nichole Hannahs

Meals for Wheels Serves Muskingum County

by Nichole Hannahs on March 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

Each day the Meals for Wheels program in Muskingum County delivers hundreds of meals to seniors

Right now 400 meals are delivered each day. Executive Director Terry Dunn said that number tends to go up or down depending on the seasons. Wednesday, as part of the national campaign, Mayors for Meals, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilotn and the Muskingum County Commissioners delivered meals.

"It gives us the opportunity to see what they do and to visit the homes of those people who recieve the meals and see what all they do during the day," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy.

While the program is designed to provide a nutritional meal to seniors it also gives them some companionship.

"Many of the individuals that we serve we are the only person they see during the day, during the week and some maybe even during the month," said Executive Director Terry Dunn.

Commissioner Lavy said that his favorite part of delivering meals is getting to meet the residents of the county.