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Millbury Savings Bank has donated $3,000 to cover transportation costs for the local Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers more than 18,000 meals a year to homebound seniors. This is the 13th year that Millbury Savings has been the program’s primary private contributor, bringing the bank’s total contribution to approximately $35,000.
“Meals on Wheels ensures that our homebound friends and neighbors get at least one nutritious meal each day,” said Robert J. Morton, Millbury Savings Bank’s president and chief executive officer. “We are happy to provide support for this important program.”
Meals on Wheels is a federally sponsored program, administered locally by the Council on Aging, that delivers hot meals to homebound individuals age 60 and older. In Millbury, a pool of volunteer drivers works five days a week, year-round, to deliver up to 80 meals per day. While federal funding covers the cost of the food, transportation subsidies must be raised locally.
“Our volunteer driver might be the only person a senior sees during the day, so delivering a hot meal to them also allows us to check on their well-being” said Council on Aging Director Judith O’Connor. “Thanks to support from Millbury Savings, we can continue to carry out these important services.”
Millbury Savings Bank President and CEO Rob Morton (at back) with the team of volunteers who prepares and delivers the Meals on Wheels program meals. From left to right: Mary Clark, Sue Chausse, Susan DiPilato, Harriet Ducharme. Jackie Krumsiek, Liz Browning, Mike Ducharme, and Lynn Moseley.