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Shepherd's Center KC is asking for help to continue 50 years of feeding seniors

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Where there's a will there's a way and volunteers at the Shepherd's Center in Kansas City are determined to make sure that Monday through Friday, senior citizens have a hot meal delivered to their door.

"I've been to the doors. I've been to our seniors and without what they received from the Shepherd's Center, I worry," Shepherd's Center executive director Janet Baker said.

Staff and volunteers realize they are not just delivering food.

"It's an important program from a nutritional standpoint; but probably more importantly from a psychological and spiritual one," Bill Kalahurka, a volunteer driver with the meal delivery program at Shepherd's Center KC, said.

Hannalore Jahier takes care of her husband and receives meals from the Shepherd's Center.

"It's such a beneficial help since I am the caregiver of my husband and a meal everyday is so beneficial and so appreciated," Jahier said.

Because of the social distancing order, Shepherd's Center volunteers in the kitchen wear gloves and masks and stay six-feet from each other as they package the meals.