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Meals on Wheels raises money to feed senior citizens

Meals on Wheels raises money to feed senior citizens
Posted at 6:16 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 07:25:15-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — More than 1,000 people gathered at Kleiner Park in Meridian Saturday to fight hunger in the Treasure Valley.

Through a partnership with Blue Cross of Idaho and Metro Meals on Wheels, the March for Meals event raised around 5,000 dollars. The money will help seniors and other groups of people who are food deprived. The organizer from Meals on Wheels told us they believe this march was the largest rally in the country.

"I think what it really means is just within the meals on wheels family shows that our community is so generous and so supportive of our seniors and it just means more money for our seniors and the program that we have the privilege of being involved in every single day," said Grant Jones from Metro Meals on Wheels.

Jones says one in every six seniors suffers from lack of food and this program aims to fix that. Meals on Wheels does welfare checks, which helps the elderly remain independent and create a better lifestyle for seniors.