Nancy Hooper received the four millionth meal in the Winston-Salem Meals on Wheels program history.
Winston-Salem, NC -- A Winston-Salem woman has seen many people deliver her Meals on Wheels over the years. But today, she got a big surprise.
Governor Bev Perdue delivered Nancy Hooper's meal today, because it was the program's four millionth meal. Meals on Wheels started delivering in Winston-Salem in 1962. Right now, more than 1,200 people receive meals through the program, delivered by more than 1,400 volunteers.
Governor Perdue says the program isn't just about the meals, its about the human connection. "What she looks forward to is the person, the human being that comes in and gives her a hug and checks on how shes feeling and is sure that shes well enough to stay here. Yeah, its alot more than just food, its friendship."
By the way, the four-millionth meal consisted of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, a wheat roll, an apple, milk, and Jello.
For more information on the Senior Services Meals on Wheels program, click here.
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