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Golinda Community serves free lunch to seniors

Posted at 7:18 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 20:18:26-04

GOLINDA, TX — Golinda community members have gathered at Golinda Baptist Church for 17 weeks now to cook, serve and deliver free meals to seniors and shut-ins in Golinda and Chilton.

The hard-working ladies get started at 8:30 Friday mornings to get cooking. Deliveries begin running at 11 a.m. and a senior lunch Is hosted at Golinda Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at noon.

Wanda Ray said, “the Lord put it on my heart about people who were shut in and needed a little bit of help with food.”

These deliveries are a labor of love - making an impact extending beyond the recipients.

Some community members have even pitched in to buy fans when a meal deliverer noticed a senior was without air conditioning. It doesn’t stop there.

“We had an individual donate a whole yearling,” Wanda says, “and is having it processed and is going to deliver it to us and that’s going to help a lot.”

Senior Lunch was kick started by a group of Vacation Bible School students from Golinda Baptist Church, who gathered $163 to get the weekly event started.

The meals are donation-based and for any senior looking to eat a hot meal from the comfort of their home or from Fellowship Hall.

Senior Lunch recipient Shirley Graves says, “I can’t wait to see what’s in today’s meal!”