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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress Elks Lodge #1113 presented a $2,000 check to the Meals on Wheels.
“We’re very grateful for this donation in this time of uncertainty because of the pandemic,” said Meals on Wheels Executive Director Chylene Burba. “With food shortages and rising costs, any donations coming in are really helpful.”
Meals on Wheels usually spends $625 a week to feed its clients. But Burba said they are now spending $1,000 a week because of shortages and price increases because of COVID-19.
On top of that, the number of clients has increased. They are now serving 60.
Burba said the donation will mainly go toward buying extra meat. They will also us it for sanitization to protect their clients and volunteers.
“Each year the Childress Elks Lodge 1113 strives to work with Meals on Wheels to provide funding through our Gratitude Grant to ensure they are able to provide the much-needed food for our residents in Childress,” said Susan Leary of Childress Elks Lodge 1113.
Meals on Wheels Assistant Director Chandra DeLoach appreciates the donation from Childress Elks Lodge 1113 as well as the other donations coming in.
“We have several people from the community making donations, and it has been a true blessing,” DeLoach said.