Two local family-owned food vendors had a desire to help a local worthy cause during the holidays. The Meal a Day program was selected, and during the Christmas weekend, the families assisted the Meal a Day program with a unique food drive on Saturday December 22, 2018.
David and Kimberly Slaughter of Slaughter’s BBQ and Glenn Norfleet of Fireside BBQ set up their Food Trucks on the parking lot of Fix N Feed in Sulphur Springs. During the “Food Truck Food Drive” they dispensed free hot dogs, chips and water to people who made donations of cash, checks and non-perishables. They raised $91.00 and a lot of canned foods for the Meal A Day Program.
The Sulphur Springs Seniors Center is the local headquarters of Meal a Day, where lunches for Seniors and shut-ins are prepared, served and delivered on weekdays. Karon Weatherman, Director of the Seniors Center also heads up the Meal a Day program. These lunches are delicious, nutritious and appealing, and are of a generous size, often sufficing for two servings through the day. Through the helping hands of a volunteer staff of dedicated individuals, the Meal a Day kitchen turns out an average of 100 meals per weekday, year round.
Shown in Photo L. to R: Kimberly, Lexie and Kayla Slaughter of Slaughter’s BBQ, Karon Weatherman Director of Seniors Center, and Mary Ivey who is a Meal a Day volunteer and 2018 Ms. Hopkins County Senior.