Benzie County Restaurants Participating in Fundraiser to Feed Seniors in Need

A special fundraiser for seniors in need is going on this month, and you can help.

It’s as simple as eating out for dinner.

March for Meals is a nationwide effort to help seniors who need Meals on Wheels.

The program delivers hot meals to seniors in need.

Six Benzie County restaurants are donating evening proceeds on specific days to the Meals on Wheels program.

The Benzie County Council on Aging director says state and federal money doesn’t cover the cost of the growing program.

“Our average person costs for a meal for a year is about $1,578,” says Douglas Durand of the Benzie County Council on Aging. “Technically that’s probably one day’s worthy of costs for hospitalization and a week’s worth of costs for a nursing home.”

The first restaurant to participate is Dinghy’s Restaurant on March ninth.