A huge thank you to all
The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center was truly blessed by a local charity who wanted to give to our community. Because of the idea of one young lady, Mary Adeline Lewis, chickens from the Greene County Fair this year were donated to the senior center after processing.
In total, 135 chickens and 10 very large turkeys were packed up after Fair bidding, taken to the processing plant and delivered to the food service operation of the senior center. The center will be using the food for its large home-delivered (HDM) program. The chickens and turkeys will help offset the costs of the meals.
Some individuals who receive home-delivered meals from the center are able to pay part of the cost of the meals, but some are not. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Last year, the center prepared, packaged and delivered almost 25,000 meals to the aging in Xenia. This year, the demand has been just as great and numerous individuals who cannot cook for themselves or go out to restaurants are receiving the meals.
This service allows the seniors to remain living in their own homes as long as possible. In addition, the delivery drivers provide an added (and in some cases a singular) check on the individuals who usually are living alone.
On behalf of the seniors who are receiving meals and the center, a huge thank you goes out to the many people involved with the Charity for Chickens, including Ron and Amy Lewis, Mary Adeline Lewis, Sam Lewis and those individuals who make a point to go to the fair and bid on the poultry, especially Sheriff Gene Fischer, County Engineer Bob Geyer, Ha Ha Pizza owner B.J. Walters, The Rotary Club of Xenia, and many others. It all makes a difference right here in our own community.
Judy Baker, XARSC Executive Director