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A hot meal and a warm smile

Mayors deliver meals to help homebound seniors

Henefer Mayor Randy Ovard, above, delivers a meal to Veda Brooks as part of the Mountainland Association of Governments Mayors-on-Meals Day in conjunction with its Meals-on-Wheels program.

Elected officials throughout Summit County, including County Commissioner Claudia McMullin, Kamas Mayor Lewis Marchant and Coalville Mayor Duane Schmidt delivered meals to 34 senior citizens in their communities.

Meals-on-Wheels coordinator Stephanie Benson said the program serves senior citizens who are homebound.

"These are the people who are most vulnerable and don’t see a lot of people," Benson said. "We deliver a hot meal to them three times a week and can provide frozen meals to them for the other days. Often the person who delivers the meal is the only person they see that day so it really is both a warm meal and friend."

The elected officials in Summit County and 32 officials in Wasatch and Utah counties delivered meals throughout the week to raise awareness of senior hunger. According to Benson, Meals-on-Wheels delivers to over 40 people in Summit County. The meals are prepared fresh at Denise’s Home Plate in Coalville. For more information on the Meals-on-Wheels program call (801) 229-3804.