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Gift will serve up nearly 2,900 meals
Firm supports local program
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Forsyth County Senior Services received a $10,000 donation Thursday from Fischer Connectors. Among those taking part in the ceremony were, from left, Diane Nolan, Steve Gosk, Jim Yarbrough, Debbie Carlton and Salimah Karim. - photo by Jennifer Sami

 


Forsyth County’s Meals on Wheels program received a holiday boost Thursday thanks to a donation from Fischer Connectors.

Jim Yarbrough, a senior services specialist with the program, said the $10,000 contribution is “a great help, as things have gotten a little tight in Forsyth County.”

“Rather than reduce services, this will allow us to continue and maybe even add services,” he said.

With the program’s budget of less than $150,000, Yarbrough said the money will make a huge impact.

At $3.45 each, Fischer’s donation will help serve nearly 2,900 home-delivered meals.

“Mere words cannot convey our appreciation for what you have done for our homebound seniors,” he said of Fischer’s donation.

Fischer CEO and President Stephen Gosk said the size of the contribution was based on how well the Alpharetta-based cable and connectors manufacturing and assembly firm has performed.

The company, which had a successful year, is on track to meet its goal of doubling business in the next three to five years.

Gosk attributed Fischer’s success to its employees, who chose to support the Meals on Wheels program “by a landslide.”

“It was very humbling to go out and meet the people that they impact every single day,” Gosk said of a delivery he and other employees made. “That’s what makes this contribution so special.

“We’ve decided to extend our support of the group next year as well.”

Yarbrough said the need among seniors is rising, but hopes the attention the center will get from the donation may increase the number of “calls we’ll get from volunteers willing to step up and deliver meals.”

“Thank you for such a magnificent and meaningful gift.”