December 23, 2023 – Amanda Dietlin, local Meal-A-Day director, has reported an update on the matching donation challenge as she has currently received $2,772 in donations to the program. Those donations will be matched by an anonymous donor, but there is still time to “double your donation” as the donor has pledged to match up to $5,000 for any donations made by the end of December. Contact Meal-A-Day at 903-885-1661
Meal-A-Day director, Amanda Dietlin shared the challenges that she and her staff face on a daily basis as they have seen some of their item’s costs double if not triple over the past 12 months. Dietlin explained how important all the support that her program receives keeps this worthwhile service in operation, as the five-day-a-week contact with these seniors is vital to the well-being of the senior community.
The Meal-A-Day program is constantly in need of volunteers to cook or deliver meals to the more than 130 recipients each day, Monday through Friday. The operation takes a constant effort of around 60 volunteers each week with cooks, cooking helpers, and drivers of the various routes. And although Meal-A-Day works from the Senior Center, it receives no direct financial support from the City Of Sulphur Springs. If you can spare a couple of hours just one day a week, call Amanda to see how you can help out. The Meal-A-Day volunteer hotline is 903-885-1661.