Meals on Wheels donation comes on wings of angelswebmaster January 29, 2020 0 COMMENTS
By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent
A donation totaling $2,953 from the Angel Tree project at K&K Pharmacy will provide 738 meals for seniors in the Muleshoe community, according to Judy Coffman, director of Bailey County Office on Aging.
“During the month of December, K&K Pharmacy’s Angel Tree took donations for Muleshoe Meals on Wheels,” Coffman said. “The Angel Tree donations plus checks from individual donors made out directly to Meals on Wheels totaled $2,953.”
Meals on Wheels currently serves 75 seniors daily. Each meal costs $4 and is prepared at Muleshoe Medical Center.
“Roy Anzaldus and his crew do a wonderful job each and every day getting everything ready for our volunteers to pick up and deliver, rain or shine, dirt or snow,” Coffman said.
Meals on Wheels operates 100 percent on donations and memorials. The program doesn’t receive any federal money and relies on community volunteers.
“I always need volunteers, especially people willing to fill in when others are unavailable, one day a week or three or four days a month,” Coffman said.
“We do put up an Angel Tree every year,” said Crystal Alarcon, a pharmacist at K&K Pharmacy. “All of our staff participated in raising funds.”
In a Facebook post, Coffman said, “This vital program would not be possible if it were not for the compassion of a caring community who give sacrificially of their hard-earned money and of their time. Each of you makes Muleshoe the great community it is, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
To contact the Area Office on Aging, call 806-272-3647, or search Muleshoe Meals on Wheels on Facebook.