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Supervisor Montgomery assists Tahoe-area Meals on Wheels

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Placer County District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery presented a $5,000 check for Meals on Wheels to Sarah Hall Deardorff, Executive Director of the Sierra Senior Services program in Truckee Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

In 2010, Supervisor Montgomery directed her Fiscal Year 2010/11 District 5 Benefit Funds be allocated to Placer County Health and Human Services to distribute directly to support services and programs assisting children and seniors.

Sierra Senior Services is a community-based nonprofit organization that conducts community fundraising for its senior meals and Meals on Wheels programs. The service provides meals in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area.

“I'm pleased that will help offset an increasing demand for meals from Donner Summit to Lake Tahoe,” said Montgomery. “Meals on Wheels provides a critical service for many elderly and disabled residents. The need however still outpaces the funding and I hope other community partners will step forward to help meet the funding shortfall.”

Each year, Meals on Wheels has seen a 20 percent increase in demand. To meet that demand, the program uses state funding in addition to monies derived from grants and fundraising activities. The contribution from Placer County will ensure the service reaches as many citizens as possible.

“This funding is helping us continue serving meals to people in Placer County,” said Deardorff. “This allows us to continue serving meals at the rates we've been doing.”

Celebrate Sierra Senior Services 10th Annual Truckee Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner — a perfect evening out for the family to benefits Truckee and North Tahoe area seniors, homebound and disabled adults who rely on fresh-cooked, meals seven days a week provided by Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Join the fun-filled evening at the Truckee Community Recreation Center Saturday, Jan. 29. No-host bar open at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Appetizers, dessert, and coffee are included.

After dinner, bingo balls are poppin' 7-9 p.m. with 10 games for $10, followed by a $10 blackout game. Raffle prizes and a silent auction, with tickets at $10 each or three for $20.

Event tickets are available Jan. 2 at www.sierraseniors.org or at Sierra Senior Services, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Community Recreation Center. Call 530-550-7600.

— Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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