Mayor and First Lady of Pine Ridge help deliver Meals on Wheels to our seniors
Pine Ridge, SC (Paul Kirby) Recently, Mayor David Busby, the mayor of Pine Ridge, and his wife Sandy helped the Pine Ridge Senior Citizen’s Center by pitching in to deliver Meals on Wheels. Seniors citizens often depend on these meals for their mid-day meal and might go unfed without them.
According to their website at mealsonwheelsamerica.org, Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country. They are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America. More than two million volunteers deliver the nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks daily that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
Mayor Busby, his wife, and many other local leaders including South Congaree Town Council member Jean Wilson regularly help Beverly Smith, the director of the Pine Ridge Center, with the deliveries. Smith said, regarding the support of the volunteers, “Volunteers are the backbone of our center. When they help to deliver Meals on Wheels to the people in this area, their efforts are greatly appreciated; thanks to all the volunteers!”
If you would like to volunteer at the Pine Ridge center, or any of the centers across the county, you can check out the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commissions website at www.lcrac.com and look under the SENIORS tab.