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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Delivery Trucks to Help Get
Meals to Seniors Across the State

CHARLESTON - Gov. Joe Manchin along with West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services Commissioner Sandy Vanin today presented 17 new hot/cold delivery trucks that will be used to provide meals to West Virginia senior citizens statewide.

“Many seniors throughout the state rely on our county service providers for daily necessities such as food. Being able to put these new vehicles on the road is essential to our collective effort to meet the needs of seniors in a timely and efficient manner,” Manchin said.

The trucks were purchased from a grant provided to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services. The grant was made possible through the Table Games licensing fees paid by Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort and Wheeling Island. Additional funds were made by a donation provided by the Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center.

“This is a safe way to deliver meals to rural areas where the distance between homes can be great,” Vanin said. “The trucks are designed to maintain constant temperatures and can hold up to 200 meals. Gov. Manchin and the West Virginia Legislature are to be commended for their continued support of senior programs statewide.”

The addition of the new trucks is a part of the ongoing effort to provide more in-home services to seniors in the Mountain State. The delivery trucks will be used to serve the following counties: Barbour, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Harrison, McDowell, Mineral, Morgan, Nicholas, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, and Upshur.

For additional information, please contact the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services or visit the Bureau’s Web site at


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