Volunteers make deliveries to Santa’s Seniors

Through the generosity of volunteers and donors, 362 boxes full of gifts and food made its way to the home of Meals on Wheels recipients in Lycoming and Clinton counties. The boxes contained ready-to-eat or easily prepared foods, cold weather necessities, personal care items, puzzles, mugs, blankets, poinsettias and more. Donations were gathered in the fall till the second week of December and then were sorted, packed and distributed to consumers before Christmas.

This marked the fifth year of STEP administering the project, utilizing resources, volunteers and service members from STEP Office of Aging, AmeriCorps and Head Start. The Pennsylvania State Police delivered boxes in Montoursville and Renovo. STEP’s Meals on Wheels volunteers delivered boxes on their routes throughout Lycoming and Clinton counties.

While the boxes are a once-a-year occasion, the home-delivered-meals program provides regular social contact along with good nutrition for those unable to leave their houses or prepare meals without assistance throughout the year.

For more information on delivering meals or participating in the Santa’s Senior program, call STEP at 570-326-0587.


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