YAKIMA, Wash.- Meals on Wheels is now delivering to more than just senior citizens. With rising food prices, they're now expanded to deliver food to senior citizens and their pets.
The meals on wheels program delivers more than 500 meals to senior citizens in Yakima County. The program director says so far more than 50 clients have registered as pet owners. In this economy, that means an additional $30 to pay for pet food. Meals on wheels, Manning Dog Training and Critter Cab are all working together to try to ease the expenses for senior citizens.
"A lot of seniors will go without medication in order to feed their pets, so we wanted to make sure that on their limited time, that we can help them to make sure both they're getting the meals they need and their pets too," said Rene Jarvis.
This program is completely voluntary and donation based and they are in need of more pet food. They're accepting canned or dry food for dogs and cats. You can drop off the donations here at Manning Dog Training in Union Gap.