Walmart Donates $55,000 to Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.
Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc. would like to thank Walmart for generously donating $55,000 to support our Meals on Wheels program, which provides home-delivered meals to seniors across the Mat-Su Borough.
This is the second year in a row Walmart has given us this extraordinary support to help feed seniors who are homebound and might otherwise go hungry. WASI will serve over 110,000 meals to seniors this year, more than ever before, yet government funding for this vital program is decreasing. Walmart has stepped in to help fill the gap and make sure every senior who needs Meals on Wheel gets one. At a cost of around $10 each, Walmart alone is providing 5,500 meals to seniors in our area.
And their support is not limited to these funds. Walmart also sent 16 Associates to volunteer at our Miles for Meals on Wheels fundraising 5K on June 3, and just a week later, donated plant boxes they built full of beautiful plants and flowers to hand out to our seniors. As you can guess, the folks here loved them.
We are so grateful for our relationship with all the wonderful folks over at Walmart, and for their whole-hearted support of the seniors we care about. From all of us here at Wasilla Area Seniors, THANK YOU!