Each week, the local Meals On Wheels organization serves meals to 100 clients five days a week who are unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves due to age-related illnesses and disabilities. The organization is struggling with monetary donations for food.
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Meals On Wheels struggling to sustain funding
For over 40 years, the Meals On Wheels program in Graham has served the elderly and disabled Graham population. The organization is continuing to struggle meeting the local needs of the community with donations drying up to help offset the cost of food.
Each week, the local organization serves meals to 100 clients five days a week who are unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves due to age-related illnesses and disabilities. The program is not affiliated with the national Meals on Wheels organization and depends on local volunteers and donors to stay afloat.
“We are just to the point where the funds just aren’t there. We’ve got to have donations, more people that are willing to step up in Graham and donate,” Meals On Wheels volunteer Gaye Monk said. “It’s strictly a local program. We don’t get any funding from the national Meals On Wheels or anything like that. We operate on our own and we have to raise it all.”
For the rest of the story, see the May 1 edition of The Graham Leader.