Our donors are amazing. We appreciate that during the pandemic we have continued to receive donations from individuals, companies and foundations that have allowed us to provide our food services to our clients during this past year. This has become even more important since so many of our clients have become more isolated and were unable to see friends and family.
According to information obtained from Meals on Wheels America, our nation’s population of citizens over the age of 60 is growing exponentially and expanding by over 12,000 people per day. One in four seniors lives alone, and half of these seniors lack the resources to pay for their daily needs. This problem exists even in our “wealthier” suburbs of Shaker Heights, Beachwood and University Heights. Hunger and lack of resources cause health problems and increased strain on our healthcare system. Seniors receiving food delivery report fewer falls and say they have better health. Our deliveries allow them to stay in their homes and maintain their independence longer. Their families report having peace of mind knowing that we have contact with their loved one on a routine basis.
We are so grateful to all of our donors whose support allows us to continue to improve the health and well-being of our clients. If you would like to make a donation, click the button below for further instructions.