Need for Food and Volunteers Continues at Meals on Wheels

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Every day close to 500 people get a hot meal from Meals On Wheels and that list is growing.

Since the economy turned sour, the organization has seen more and more people applying for help.

We're told in the past, family members would help the elderly members in their family, but tough times have changed that.

"Probably in the past the family was able to help some people and right now they are hurting themselves, maybe they lost their jobs or got hours cut and they are not able to help the elderly people as well," Margaret Burton, with Meals On Wheels in Odessa, said.

With more people needing meals delivered, there's a bigger need for volunteers.

If you want to help, call 333-6451.