Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor;

In reference to the County Commission report in The Pocahontas Times last week, pertaining to the annual report from Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, I would like to clarify the total Meals-on-Wheels delivered in the 12-month reporting period.

The article stated 8,720 meals were delivered to homebound seniors, when it should have read 18,720 meals.

Our state budget allows for 70 homebound clients on the Meals-on-Wheels program, so we deliver 35 meals out of the Green Bank Center kitchen and 35 out of the Marlinton Center kitchen.

Green Bank delivers to the northern half of the county, and the high school is the dividing line.

Marlinton delivers to the southern half of Pocahontas County.

We cover clients in all areas from Cheat Mountain in the north, to Droop Mountain in the south.

The total meals count is 277,785, for both the in-house daily meal, five days per week, plus the delivered meals.

That’s a lot of food and a lot of preparation and delivery, but we have dedicated employees who do an excellent job.

We take good care of our most precious – the Senior Citizens of Pocahontas County.

We invite you to come by and join us any time for great food and congregation with other seniors.

Thank you,
John Simmons,
Executive Director

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