Letter to the editor – Linda Ross, Elderserve II

Dear editor,

The Greene County Congregate Meal Program (Elderserve II) has great appreciation for the residents of Greene County who support the program. Funding from the county and city of Jefferson is a vital part of our operation along with support from various clubs, organizations, churches and numerous individuals who have given of their time and finances throughout the year to keep the program strong and serving the 60+ population in the county.

Our program served around 22,000 meals in 2017. We currently serve residents in Jefferson, Scranton, Grand Junction and Churdan. Meals can be eaten at the Greenewood site or home delivered during the week. We give praises to our manager and cooks who provide healthy nutritious meals that meet government guide lines. But we must not forget to thank the large number of volunteers who make the program function because they are the ones who deliver meals each day and are a friendly face to persons in their homes.

Thank you to the Greene County Historical Society for letting us serve their holiday dinner meeting. The funds from the dinner and the generous donations from so many have supplemented the contributions given by those who participate in the program. Meals are paid for on a contribution basis as a person is able to give.

We are thankful to have served Greene County almost 40 years and thankful that Greene County has dug deep into their pockets and hearts to support our program. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. We look forward to another successful year and are asking interested people in the communities of Paton and Rippey to call 515-386-9170 so that we may expand our service to the county.

Linda Ross, Congregate Meal Board Chairman

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