WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When volunteers heard that the Meals on Wheels program in Surry and Yadkin counties could take some funding cuts, they decided to do something to make sure no seniors go without food.
Brenda Holbrook, senior enrichment director for Yadkin Valley Economic Development District, Inc., said a volunteer driver, Curtis Wall, decided to help organize a 5K walk and run.
“This is the first time we’ve really had to look outside the box for funding,” Holbrook said.
Holbrook said her Meals on Wheels program has already received cuts due to the federal budget sequester and has heard it may get another funding cut in October.
“We’re trying to do something to get ahead of the game,” she said.
The YVEDDI 5K Walk and Run for Meals on Wheels has been set for 9 a.m. Oct. 26. The 5K will begin at Yadkinville Senior Center, located at 207 E. Hemlock St., Yadkinville.