The Area Agency on Aging received a sizable donation from Conway Truckload. The company donated $3,050 to support the agency's nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald counties. The program serves more than 25,000 meals a month to seniors either at their home or at an area senior center a month. Community Services Director Allison Riddle tells News Talk KZRG why the program is so important.
"In our home delivered meal program, they get seven meals a week. In many cases, this is the only meal they get during that time because they aren't able to go out to the grocery store themselves , or they don't have family in the area."
Riddle says the donation is enough to pay for more than 400 meals.