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Meals On Wheels Canceled for Christmas Eve

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- With freezing rain in the forecast and the roads getting slicker, the Meals on Wheels program canceled for Wednesday.

Drivers bring food to local seniors in Benton and Franklin County, but with another storm moving in the drivers did not want to take a risk. KNDU talked to the manager Wednesday about whether these seniors will be okay ton Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.

"We put out extra frozen meals, we had boxes of shelf stable meals everybody has that in their homes and so they're prepared so no one is going hungry today or through the holidays we here prepared ahead and provide extra meals in preparation for today," said Marcee Woffinden, Meals on Wheels Director.

If a senior calls because they are out of food, Meals on Wheels drivers will make emergency drops tonight and tomorrow. 

The Meals on Wheels program started during WWII in Great Britain and has grown to be the largest non-profit meal delivery program in the United States.