March is Meals on Wheels month

Chances are, we all know a homebound senior. Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the National 'March for Meals' Campaign. Held in March, the campaign is designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels. All monies raised are used locally for meals for homebound seniors. According to Senior Nutrition Program Assistant Darlene Visger, Meals on Wheels was able to provide over 12,600 meals to seniors in the Tri-County area in 2012. “It is more than a number--it is our grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, moms and dads,” says Visger. “Sometimes, it is someone re¬cently discharged from the hospital after surgery or ill¬ness, who need short-term as¬sistance--or it could be a long-term situation, a physical, emotional or mental impairment--Meals on Wheels is here to help.” The following are upcoming fund-raisers around the community that will benefit the Meals on Wheels Program: The Eagles Lodge (608 N Wynne - Colville) is hosting a Chicken Fettuccine dinner Saturday, March 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8. Kettle Falls Middle School - Penny War, March 4 - 15 Hofstetter Elementary School - Change Drive, March 11 - 21 Fort Colville Elementary School - Walk-a-Thon, March 28. The Kettle Falls High School Art Classes have made flowerpots that will be for sale at Little Gallea Restaurant in Kettle Falls (345 W. Third) and at the Chase Bank in Colville (298 S. Main St). There will be Silent Auction baskets (and items) for bid at: Colville Eagles Lodge- March 5 -March 14 Chewelah Branch American West Bank, 106 S. 2nd in Chewelah March 7 - 14 Colville Key Bank, 211 S. Main Colville - March 13 - 21 Kettle Falls branch American West Bank, 365 W. 3rd Kettle Falls, March 15 - 29. If you know someone who would benefit from Meals on Wheels, or if you want to volunteer to help deliver meals, call Rural Resources Community Action at 509-685-6156 or 800-873-5889. Donations may be mailed to: Rural Resources Community Action - at. Meals on Wheels, 956 S Main Suites A Colville, WA. 99114.