Lack Of Help Forces Meal Delivery Program To Close | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Lack Of Help Forces Meal Delivery Program To Close

Play associated audio

The Meals on Wheels program in Frostburg, Md. will deliver its last meals next month. The program is shutting down due to a lack of volunteers.

Dick Koch, who runs the Frostburg Meals on Wheels, says the last meals will be delivered to about 40 clients on Dec. 31. Dick Koch's wife, Sharon, says the program has run out of volunteers as most have gotten older and can't handle the work anymore.

Dick Koch says their version of the program, which began in 1974, is modeled on the national Meals On Wheels, but isn't affiliated with the group and doesn't receive government funding.

Those receiving the meals pay $16 a week to get a hot and cold meal for five days a week, including holidays.

The director of the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging says a couple of other programs might be able to help deliver meals when Frostburg's Meals on Wheels shuts down.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
NPR

Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-Election

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.
NPR

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.