Closings and delays

Rockingham Co. businesses and organizations step up to feed hungry seniors

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- Some are stepping up to make sure seniors who get meals delivered daily don’t go hungry.

In Reidsville, volunteers, businesses and local groups have been donating time and money to deliver meals through the county’s Meals on Wheels program.

The program has been struggling to feed its 300 seniors after losing $20,000 in state funding earlier this year.

Volunteer Margaret Griffin, who is 90, has been delivering meals for 27 years.

Despite her age, she doesn’t plan to stop volunteering with so many seniors who still need help.

“The Lord gave me good strength and health, so I just kept doing it,” Griffin said.

EX Street Cruisers is a service group which builds antique cars and raises money through car shows.

This year they used some of that money to make holiday goodie bags stuffed with toothpaste, soap, and other toiletries for seniors in the program.

Businesses are also getting involved.

Greer Recycling and Western Southern Life are now delivering meals to lessen the demand on current volunteers.

Dick’s Drive-In restaurant will also prepare and deliver meals to all seniors in the program.