Bethesda Home receives $1,020 from foundation

Art Flynn, a resident at Bethesda Home Indepen?dent Living, is one of the 14 volunteers who deliver meals to the community through the Bethesda Friendship Meal Program. Volunteers are coordinated by the office administrator of Alexan?derwohl Mennonite Church. Courtesy photo

Bethesda Home was a recent recipient of a $1,020 distribution from the Goes?sel Community Seniors Endowed Fund for the support of the Bethesda Friend?ship Meal Program.

The program provides an average of about 150 meals per month to community residents with limitations.

The meals are delivered at noon, Monday through Friday, to their homes by about 14 volunteers.

The distribution received from GCF pays for about 35 percent of the annual cost to provide this service. The balance is covered by other donations to Bethesda Home and a nominal fee for the meals delivered to each recipient.

The Goessel Community Seniors Endowed Fund was established with funds from the sale of the AGAPE Senior Center building with the annual earnings to be distributed to provide meals to area senior citizens with at least one well-balanced meal per day.

Individuals can contrib?ute to the Goessel Commun?ity Foundation and desig?nate the donation to the Goessel Community Seniors Endowed Fund to help cover more of the program costs.

For more information, contact the Central Kansas Community Foundation at 316-283-5474.


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