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Agency still working to close gap on meals for low-income seniors

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WENATCHEE — A regional nonprofit that provides meals to low-income seniors has tapped its reserves and received increased contributions from many Chelan County communities to help close its funding gap.

But it still expects to operate at a loss this year, Jennifer Fitzthum, financial coordinator for Okanogan Transportation and Nutrition, said Thursday.

Since November, when the agency’s executive director Leanne Whitener made an appeal to counties and communities to up their contributions, many senior meal recipients and communities have stepped…

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