Meals On Wheels volunteer retiring after spending a lifetime serving meals to those in need

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - This week's 7Everyday Hero is helping drive away hunger.

Beverly Busher is a volunteer for TLC Meals on Wheels, a non-profit that serves the south Denver metro area.

"We cover 95-square miles in the south metro," said Diane McClymonds, Executive Director, TLC Meals on Wheels.

That requires a lot of volunteers, 550 to be exact. One of them is Beverly Busher.

"The people are wonderful, the food is great, and it's just really a good, good program," said Busher.

Sometimes Busher is the meal driver, sometimes the meal runner, but she is always willing to help an agency that so many Coloradans depend on.

"We do about 350 meals a day.  Last year we served over 82,000 meals, which is 9,000 more than the year before," said McClymonds.

In addition to hot, nutritious lunches and dinners the non-profit has a monthly grocery program to help people.

But often, the visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer is as anticipated as the food itself.

"The driver forms a friendship with these folks and spends a little time with them.  And the clients are waiting for the meals and the visit," said McClymonds.

Beverly Busher has been brightening people's lives for a long time.

She has volunteered for Meals on Wheels in south metro Denver for 35 years.

"It is nice to know you can do something for somebody else," said Busher.

 After a lifetime of volunteering, Busher is retiring.

 Meals on Wheels always welcomes new volunteers. To learn more go to www.tlcmealsonwheels.org

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