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They were all excited in the kitchen of First Lutheran Church of Chambersburg. After 45 years of preparing and delivering meals to the homebound needy, Chambersburg Meals on Wheels was ready to roll with their one millionth meal. Director of Operations, Rena Moore, summed it when she exclaimed, "I think it's awesome. I'm just really excited."

"It's an amazing number," said Neil Brown, Vice-President of Chambersburg MOW. "The first week they delivered meals back in the 60's, they delivered five meals. And we've gone from five meals up to 110. We're averaging 110 right now."

Last year alone, 260 volunteers delivered 27-thousand meals... and more.

"There's a lot of things we do above just giving them a meal," said Moore. "We go out and visit with them. And talk to them. Find out what's happening."

On a normal delivery day, long time volunteer Pat Dent would make a half dozen or more stops on her route. But on this special occasion, it was just a ten minute ride, delivering only one ham loaf dinner in a wicker basket used during the program's early days.

The recipient was 91-year-old Marie Mclaughlin, a five year client who was more than ready for the fanfare.

"Hi everybody!," she declared as the meal arrived, along with a few neighbors and MOW officials bearing flowers and a plaque acknowledging the milestone meal.

The World War Two veteran says she looks forward to the volunteers' daily visits and the nice warm meals they bring.

"Their visits are very, very important to me because I don't cook!," she exclaimed to a room full of laughter."

Before enjoying her meal, she paused, as she always does, to give thanks.

"Lord, Bless the food for its intended use. Amen," she said with bowed head.

With Marie taken care of, it was back on the road for the Meals on Wheels crew with a million more stops to make.

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