Fight against poverty

Community Support for Nutrition Program

Wilma Childs (left) presents a check for $500.00 to Brownie Doss, Director of Older Adult Services for the WAGES Meals on Wheels Program.  Wilma has been delivering meals for over 25 years, and she also serves on the WAGES Nutrition Program Advisory Council.  She delivered meals with her husband Jim who has since passed away, and now her daughter Daphne Haynes and her grandson Taylor often come with her.  This was an important project for Jim, and she honors his memory with her generous support.


A sea of red and green bags fills the WAGES Multi-Purpose Room with food and goodies for every Nutrition Program participant.  Most of the food was donated from members of the community.  Berkshire Hathaway McMillan Group led a community campaign to collect shelf stable items and monetary donations to purchase goods for WAGES.  KS Bank  also held a food drive in the fall for the project, and the Family of Faith Church contributed cans of vegetable beef soup for each person. The following volunteers worked to fill 450 bags for our seniors:  Toby Brown, Lynn Branch, John Potter, Bill and Lucy Warren, Nuri and Wayne Kemmerlin, Lisa Barker, Sandy Jackson, and Susan Stackhouse.  The regular WAGES Meals on Wheels volunteers will deliver the bags to each person so they will have food on hand for the days we are closed for the holidays.  

The Secretaries Club from the Wayne County Health Department delivered 7 tremendous gift bags filled with presents for some of our most needy WAGES Meals on Wheels participants.  Representing this group in the picture are: Tabby Quinn, Connie Smith, and Hannah Wood.  They even delivered one to a participant who is currently in the nursing home.

601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534