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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Donations are down and demand has increased for senior citizens needing Meals on Wheels.

The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging serves St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties. It provides meals to nearly 2,500 seniors every day.

The agency has come up with an ambitious plan to make sure it can continue to serve those in need.

Organizers hope to recruit 200 volunteers and raise $20,000 during March.

"It's an honor to be able to deliver meals to these folks," Mary Schaefer said. "These are the folks that helped us build our communities. They're the folks that fought in the wars. They're really the folks that we want to honor. It's really a privilege to deliver meals to them.

To donate or volunteer, head to http://www.mid-eastaaa.org/.

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