Senior Services Plus has received a grant for its Meals on Wheels program in the amount of $8,500. The money comes from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis. Each year Senior Services Plus helps over 30,000 older adults in the St. Louis Metro area, through different programs like Meals On Wheels, Information & Assistance, and Home Care.
Senior Services Plus Executive Director Johnathan Becker says they will use the money to help offset a growing number of expenses.
He says the $8,500 is enough funding to provide ten seniors with more than a year's worth of meals. The grant was applied for earlier this year, but Becker says he was surprised at the level at which it was funded.