West Yellowstone native, Lindsey Charlton, is making a distinction by growing entry to wholesome meals for senior residents.

Sharon Mankey helps serve meals on the West Yellowstone Senior Heart. She says Lindsey Charlton is making a distinction.

“She’s wonderful. She works actually, actually laborious. All of us love her,” stated Mankey. “ Lindsey is wonderful. She finds herself doing a whole lot of issues on the town. She helps with the Senior Heart, she delivers meals.”

Charlton has lived in West Yellowstone for a number of years. She works on the fireplace division, and off the clock, she supplies sources to the West Yellowstone Senior Heart.

“Final summer time, a few our homebound seniors had talked about in passing that they now not purchase contemporary vegetables and fruit as a result of they can not afford them,” stated Charlton. “We began making use of for grant funding which we have been awarded $10,000 from One Valley Neighborhood Basis by means of the Vitality Grant to do free, contemporary fruit and greens on Fridays throughout our lunch, after which we ship a bag of the stuff to all of our Meals on Wheels members.”

Charlton says they partnered with the native grocery retailer for bulk costs, however the funds ran out final December. Fortunately, different funding sources helped. Now, she is on the lookout for different methods to pay for this system.

“I have been reaching out to native nonprofits after which additionally I subscribe to completely different grant platforms and I am simply looking for any funding sources accessible,” stated Charlton. “I’ve utilized for 3 grants, however I will not know till the top of Could if we’re awarded the funds.”

For Charlton, doing good like this across the neighborhood for seniors is the appropriate factor to do.

“Lots of occasions, , we do not do issues we acknowledge, we do issues trigger it’s the appropriate factor to do,” stated Charlton.

If you’re serious about donating to this trigger, be happy to achieve out to the West Yellowstone Senior Heart at wyseni[email protected] or contact Lindsey Charlton at 931-551-1520.