Meals on Wheels volunteers visit lonely and hungry residents this Christmas

Claire and Harold Weinberg decide to brave the cold each year they can, to deliver food for the Meals on Wheels program on Christmas day.

They are just two of many involved in the Lexington Jewish community, who give their time to make Christmas special for those in need.

"It's so important for us to be out to take some food to these folks who are by themselves, often times. We also take some company to them as well. They're happy to see somebody stop in," said Claire.

On Monday, WKYT followed the Weinbergs around town, as they made delivery after delivery. As they handed over the hot holiday meal, they saw some emotional reactions.

"It means so much to think about me on today. Cause I'm by myself," said an elderly Lexington resident named Betty Jo Williams.

"She had a very positive attitude. Some of the folks are not quite as positive as she was. I think it's because they don't feel well. They really need the help," said Claire.

Ms.Betty Jo says the food and friendly faces go a long way on her otherwise lonely and hungry Christmas.

"I'm gonna watch the Christmas programs on television and enjoy my meal at noon and night, both," said Betty Jo.

Around one dozen members of Temple Adath Israel helped out, making deliveries on other routes.

The acts of kindness served as a sign of interfaith support, even though the traditional Christmas meal of ham and mac and cheese certainly wasn't Kosher.

"Even though it's not Kosher. As far as I know it's not," joked Harold,"I am just happy to see them. I know they're happy to see us."

The Meals on Wheels program looks for volunteers all year long. They encourage anyone who wants to get involved to reach out to their local chapter.

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