CORNING - Corning and Chemung County Meals on Wheels along with Simmons-Rockwell in Big Flats aren’t lacking in holiday cheer by any means.

On Friday morning, volunteers and employees from all three organizations teamed-up to deliver meals and hefty holiday stockings to more than 350 homebound seniors throughout the area.

“This stocking delivery day is a highlight of the year for us,” Corning Meals on Wheels Executive Director Dave Smith said. “The stockings help fight the sense of isolation many of our seniors may experience, especially during the holidays.”

The stockings were stuffed with items such as calendars, toiletries, crossword puzzles, word searches, different soaps and other game items. All of the contents were donated from around the community.

The day’s effort was coordinated as part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” program, an annual event where Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.

Meals on Wheels America is an active participant in the “Share the Love” program.

Managers at Simmons Rockwell said giving back to the community this time of year is something the team looks forward to.

“We have a lot of fun with it,” General Manager Jason Felker said.

“It’s great to help others this time of year,” Sales Manager Billy Keels said.

Volunteers made deliveries along 13 routes that morning, some of whom are no stranger to Meals on Wheels and have actively participated for a long time.

“Community service is the main thing,” longtime volunteer Edgar Owens said. “It’s something I’ve been doing for a long time.”

Gary Plate, another longtime volunteer, said he’s been lending a hand for at least six years now.

“When I retired I wanted to give back to the community,” he said.

According to Smith, the company that these volunteers provide for homebound seniors is a crucial element, especially during the holiday season.

“Our volunteers may be the only people a homebound senior interacts with each day,” he said.