By Susan Korgul
Meals On Wheels is a special service that provides seniors in our community, with 2 meals per day, one hot and one cold. These meals are delivered by volunteers, and are made specifically to the seniors needs. Understanding health care concerns such as diabetes, salt intake, etc. For most seniors who live alone, this may be the only meal they have a day, and also the only visit from a friend.
There are currently 616 seniors being served in Osceola County alone. 215 are on a waiting list for the service. To put things into a little more perspective, there are over 56 thousand seniors in Osceola County.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Wilda Belisle, of Meals On Wheels and Kathy Pierson, in regards to funding being cut for the Meals On Wheels program. We are trying our hardest to keep this program funded and alive in our community so we can help our fellow seniors in need.
To show your support, you can join the ‘Paper Plate Project’. Simply write a message on a paper plate along with the hashtag #SaveLunch. We’re trying to make it go as viral as possible so that the country knows how much this means to the lives of our seniors. We are their voice.
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