CUMMING — Age Well Forsyth recently presented a $2,515 donation to Forsyth County Senior Services to provide carriers for hot meals so the Meals on Wheels program can be expanded through the Charles Place Senior Center.
The center on Dahlonega Highway serves more than 190 meals per day with its staff and volunteer drivers.
Age Well also aims to provide an additional bag of food to those seniors who need it, as well as cat and dog food and personal hygiene products, through its “Feeding Seniors” program.
The effort, which started the first week in December, uses the existing volunteer and driver force.
The need for the program was brought to Age Well’s attention by college student Lauren Timms, who chose as a class project in October to provide additional food to Meals on Wheels recipients.
Timms, who put together “treat bags,” discovered that about 27 people needed additional food. Most are elderly and some do not drive, according to Age Well officials.