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Meals on Wheels delivers despite snow and ice

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Cold weather may delay Meals on Wheels, but it won't stop them. Cold weather may delay Meals on Wheels, but it won't stop them.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Richard and Lynn Stucky ride the elevator to the second floor of a high-rise apartment in downtown Spokane.

They’re carrying a basket full of food, ready to be warmed and devoured at the dinner table. Only, the meal isn’t for them; The Stuckys are taking the meal to Vernita August, an elderly woman who lives in the downtown apartment.

"It's just a pleasure to do something for them,” said Richard. “Because they need it."

The Stuckys are volunteers for Meals on Wheels, an organization that delivers hot meals for elderly people who might have trouble getting to the grocery store.

Every Friday they deliver meals to a number of people, including August.

"We start to look at them as friends because we've been doing this for five years,” said Richard. “And we do this every week so we see them so often."

For August, she depends on the Stuckys and other volunteers five times a week.

"It saves me some time,” said August. “And not only that they're very prompt and on the ball. I know when they're coming."

On snowy days like Friday, Meals on Wheels Executive Director Mollie Dalpae says volunteers take a little longer to make deliveries. But Dalpae says they haven’t missed yet.

"They're so sweet,” said Dalpae. “They say we can have crackers today, but we say no we'll be there we just might be a little late."

For August, it’s a hot meal she can rely and fill up on.

"I have to walk it off,” she laughs.

But August isn’t the only one getting help with her dinner; Meals on Wheels delivers 257 meals a day. That’s almost 100,000 a year.

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