The oldest generation and the youngest generation joined forces to fight a war on hunger.

Fifty students from Vacation Bible School at Claremore’s First United Methodist Church helped deliver meals to shut-ins along with the dedicated weekly volunteers of Claremore’s Meals on Wheels.

The children divided into groups and were assigned a volunteer to assist on the delivery route. The door-to-door service of handing over the meals was performed by the children.

“It’s fun to make all these people happy that don’t normally see kids,” said student Riley Brown.

The children got instructions from the volunteers in proper food handling and sanitary practices along with personal experience stories.

War veteran Rolla “Griff” Griffith told the class that since he learned to fly in Claremore, his heart is in Claremore. It is out of his heart that he gives to the community by donating his time, his vehicle, and his gasoline to help the cause. As a retired colonel, Griffith flew fighters in two wars with the Air Force, WWII and Korea.

The children’s VBS theme is “Experience and Discover God Everywhere.” Nearly 75 elderly and disabled residents experienced God through the hands of the children with the receipt of the meal.

Meals on Wheels president, Jack Weyler said, “The children are learning about the many ministries available to them as they approach adulthood.”

He also emphasized the need for volunteers. Cooks and drivers are the force behind the food ministry and in short supply. Volunteers are needed once a month or once a week, or even more than that if one is willing. The service is provided three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals on Wheels operates by donations only.

All donations are tax-deductible and go to the purchase of food and supplies, but an additional $5,000 will also have to be raised for building repairs. To donate or volunteer call 342-2006.