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ALTON — 600 stockings filled with items donated by Boeing employees recently were donated to Senior Services Plus.
The stockings arrived at Senior Services Plus on Dec. 9. All of the stockings were delivered to Senior Services Plus Meals On Wheels clients starting Dec. 14.
Meals on Wheels provides 22 townships with a daily nutritious meal for seniors, many of who are at risk for malnutrition because of limited income or poor health. Participating seniors are asked for a suggested donation, although they are not refused a meal based on their ability to make a donation.
“Over 60 percent of the seniors who are receiving these meals are living alone or have limited family support,” Senior Services Plus Executive Director Jonathan Becker said. “The Meals On Wheels program allows for those individuals to become less isolated, especially around the holiday season, and creates a better quality of life.”
Senior Services Plus is located at 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton. For more information or to donate to Meals on Wheels, visit www.seniorservicesplus.org or contact (618) 465-3298, ext. 100.