Col. Mills delivers to community

Barbara Riley, vocational services director, gives U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, a tour of the Meals for the Elderly kitchen San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo by delivering a warm meal to those enrolled in the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

Barbara Riley, vocational services director, gives U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, a tour of the Meals for the Elderly kitchen San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo by delivering a warm meal to those enrolled in the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

Morgan Riley, volunteer, Barbara Riley, vocational services director, and U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, pose for a photo at the Meals for the Elderly center San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. From the organization’s website, Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo, Texas and surrounding areas with one hot, nutritious, home-delivered meal each weekday, while also ensuring their individual well-being through personal contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released

Morgan Riley, volunteer, Barbara Riley, vocational services director, and U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, pose for a photo at the Meals for the Elderly center San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. From the organization’s website, Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo, Texas and surrounding areas with one hot, nutritious, home-delivered meal each weekday, while also ensuring their individual well-being through personal contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks with Meals for the Elderly staff at the Meals for the Elderly center San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo by delivering a warm meal to those enrolled in the program. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks with Meals for the Elderly staff at the Meals for the Elderly center San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017. Meals for the Elderly is a private, non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving the homebound elderly of San Angelo by delivering a warm meal to those enrolled in the program. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, spent his morning at the Meals for the Elderly center, delivering warm meals with other volunteers to San Angelo locals Sept. 27.

"We really appreciate everything the base does," said Becca Edens, Meals for the Elderly marketing and event director. "The base has done a lot for us, and we only hope we pay that back somehow."

Since 2016, Meals for the Elderly has been a member of Meals on Wheels, a national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.