By Lt. Nick Albonico, Administrative Assistant/PIO

High Desert State Prison (HDSP) Warden (A) Fred Foulk recently made a donation of $2,361 on behalf of the prison to Lassen Senior Services.

From left, P.J. Sauer, volunteer; Penny Artz, executive director of the Lassen Senior Services; Sylvia Vaught, LSS employee; Andy Beck, HDSP community resource manager (A); and HDSP Warden (A) Fred Foulk.

Lassen Senior Services provides assistance to Lassen County senior citizens with food, transportation, computer, and exercise classes. Lassen Senior Services prepares approximately 700 meals a week in its licensed commercial kitchen.

The meals are all approved through a licensed dietician and can be made to meet health and religious diets.  Many of the meals are delivered through “Meals on Wheels,” a program that delivers many meals to senior citizens’ homes. Deliveries are made in all of Lassen County and can include delivery of prescription drugs.

Additional assistance to Lassen County seniors includes a weekly shuttle to Reno for medical appointments and an emergency food supply for seniors or pets of seniors in need.

The money that HDSP donated was raised through an Inmate Charitable Group fund drive.  HDSP inmates were allowed to purchase food from local businesses.

This program has been a great opportunity to give back to the local community.