Sandy Leone was the first finisher in the 5 km race from Aldor Acres Sunday.

Racers run from Aldor Acres

A Halloween race helped Langley Meals on Wheels clients.

Glorious weather greeted runners who turned up Sunday morning for a Meals on Wheels Fun Run at Aldor Acres in Glen Valley.

It was a good turnout for the annual event, said Shannon Woykin of Langley Meals on Wheels.

Last year about 50 runners came. “I think we’re doing a lot better the second year,” Woykin said.

Runners avoided the muddy and rain-soaked fields to head down some quiet country roads, up the steep slopes at the edge of the valley, and back to the starting line at Aldor Acres.

The money raised from the race will help fund the meal subsidy program, said Woykin.

The typical Meals on Wheels service delivers food to the door of Langley residents for $6.50 a day.

But some people can’t afford even that low price. The subsidized service cuts that to $3.25 or even to nothing.

There are about 20 clients of the subsidized service, referred to the charity from social workers and Fraser Health.

Meals on Wheels clients include seniors, veterans, and even a single mother who was recovering from a broken hip.

 

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