MARQUETTE — The Alger–Marquette County Action Board – or AMCAB – is known for it’s most popular service, Meals on Wheels. ABC 10’s Sarah Mac rode along and got to chat about their upcoming fundraiser.
AMCAB is constantly on the move with their Meals on Wheels program. This home delivered meals service and is one of their senior nutrition programs. The drivers don’t just deliver food though, they also provide wellness checks for health and safety.
Meals on Wheels driver Frank Nettell says, “A number of people, we’re the only people they talk to all day so we provide a little bit of friendship and discussion. So I think the program is a great program, not just a well balanced meals, it’s some communication and some camaraderie with the people that we deliver to.”
AMCAB’s services don’t stop there, they also provide early childhood education programs and housing services.
To help raise funds they are holding their annual fundraiser Thursday night. In the past they have held a golf outing, but this year they decided to change it up.
Community Nutrition Services Director Lori Stephens–Brown says, “This year we decided to try something new, and what our area of expertise? It’s cooking. So we thought, ‘Let’s do a dinner,’ everyone eats, it’s open to everybody then. So this is going to be, it’s a pig roast, but it s gourmet, locally sourced pig roast. We also will have chicken and options for vegetarians.”
The fundraiser is called Night of 5,000 Dinners: Feed the Need. It will be held at the Lost Creek Community Center in Marquette, and is $50 per person. Their goal is to raise $17,500 to fund 5,000 meals.
The public can purchase tickets by calling AMCAB at 906-228-6522 or can purchase them at Everyday Wines in Marquette.
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