Each March, Meals on Wheels celebrates the historic day in 1972 when a national nutrition program for seniors was added to the Older Americans Act. This legislation supported the rapid growth of the Meals on Wheels network that now collectively serves 2.8 million seniors each year.
This year’s March for Meals celebration comes at a time when eight out of ten local Meals on Wheels programs are still delivering meals to more older adults than they were prior to the pandemic, and operational and food costs are still soaring even while inflation slows.
Now is a critical time for you to support your local Meals on Wheels and urge Congress to protect, strengthen and invest in these proven and effective programs by increasing federal funding so that it is available to every older adult in need for decades to come.
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides eligible homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities within Cabarrus County a well-balanced, nutritious meal 5 days a week. Cabarrus Meals on Wheels’ deliveries not only provide meals but the support and peace of mind that help seniors remain in their own homes longer, delaying or avoiding alternate living arrangements or nursing care.
Quotes from our clients and their loved ones.
“It’s nice to have someone who truly cares about me and always has a smile and good conversation. It makes me feel safer knowing that someone will check on me every day.”
“Because of Meals on Wheels, I don’t worry about going hungry all day. I am on disability and have $2.48 left at month end. I sleep better at night knowing I have a good, hot meal coming to me each day.”
“Meals on Wheels has truly been a blessing to our family. My father looks forward to meeting the kind volunteers everyday at his doorstep.”
“We are both down and I am very sick and without the help of Meals on Wheels I could not make it. The food is real good and hot. Thanks for all you do. May God Bless you all.”
Drop off a warm meal and get more than you expect.
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