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Because of federal sequestration and other policy changes, the Meals on Wheels program lost significant funding this year, leaving a large gap between the need for the program and the capacity to provide the meals."This additional funding will help to fill the gap in our program budget so 45 older adults who would otherwise be on the wait list, will receive much needed meals," says Connie Jones, Director of Community Services at Seniors Plus.
Gorman Foundation to provide meals for clients on the Meals on Wheels wait list throughout Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.
THANK YOU to Community Credit Union and Maine Family Federal Credit Union for their donations to Meals on Wheels in the past week!
Community Credit Union donated 0 on behalf of the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger, and Maine Family FCU brought in a whopping ,373.91! Seniors Plus served 47,351 meals to 325 older adults and adults with disabilities in Androscoggin County last year. Dominic’s Academy recently held their annual spring community service Hop-A-Thon, raising ,135.05 for Meals on Wheels.
"This grant will help us drastically reduce the wait list, which at its highest stood at over 160." Meals on Wheels are provided for those who are homebound, unable to cook safely for themselves, and have no one else to cook for them.
"This donation will help to provide more meals to older adults needing Meals on Wheels", says Connie Jones, Director of Community Services at Seniors Plus. Seniors Plus was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine by awards program created by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).