More South Dakotans get access to Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels of South Dakota can now deliver food to families in some of the most remote parts of the Black Hills.

In honor of their 50th anniversary, Subaru of America donated fifty 2018 Subaru Outbacks to Meals on Wheels programs across the United States - one of those going to the Black Hills

According to George Larson, the executive director for Meals on Wheels South Dakota, the all-wheel-drive car can travel to small remote towns that older vehicles can't. 

"This allows us to go to those individual homes to get to those people who wouldn't be able to get those meals,” Larson said.

The car will also allow volunteers at the Rapid City location to deliver meals if their personal car isn’t equipped for winter roads.

Meals on Wheels offers more than just food.

“Our volunteers and our seniors can connect and get that friendly visit,” said Larson. “They can get that food that they so desperately need, and it also gives them that safety check which helps them stay in their homes.”

The new car’s first food delivery was to Keystone on Monday.

Those wishing to volunteer with Meals on Wheels can visit their website.

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