Wal-Mart donates $30,000 to the Fill the Plate Telethon

Wal-Mart has made a significant additional contribution that helped set an all-time fund raising record for the Fill the Plate Telethon that helps support home delivered meals for home bound seniors in east central Iowa.  Hosted at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids in December and broadcasted on KCRG 9.2, Wal-Mart had already given a $2,000 contribution, but earlier this week corporate officials announced that it has made an additional donation of $30,000 to the Fill-the-Plate telethon

“I cannot express our gratitude enough for the generous support of Wal-Mart to the Heritage Area Agency on Aging Senior Nutrition Program,” said Tim Getty, Regional Nutrition Services Coordinator for Heritage. “This phenomenal support will allow Heritage and its partner providers to continue to provide nutritious meals, companionship and safety checks to the region’s most vulnerable and at-risk seniors who rely on us for their daily meals. Wal-Mart is a true partner in combating senior hunger.”

The Heritage Agency, a department of Kirkwood Community College, helps to fund programs and services that help seniors and individuals with disabilities remain at home and prevent premature and unnecessary nursing home placement in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties. For more information, call 319-398-5559 or visit www.heritageaaa.org .

The “Fill the Plate” telethon website is still accepting donations. Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.kirkwood.edu/filltheplate. For more information or how you can support the Heritage Senior Nutrition Program in East Central Iowa, contact The Heritage Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-332-3934 or heritage@kirkwood.edu

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