Meals on Wheels of Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Promoting Health and Independence since 1976
“We nourish the bodies and spirits of the homebound with a balanced meal and the human connection they need to help them live independently.”
For more than 30 years, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels has been providing hot nutritious meals a day and personal visits Monday through Friday to seniors and disabled individuals living in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meals on Wheels promotes improving health, reducing isolation and helping seniors and the disabled maintain their independent lifestyles.
Meals on Wheels would cease to exist without the tireless dedication of our volunteers and generous supporters as we delivered 28,000+ meals in 2012 and more in 2013!
MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH!
How you can help your older American homebound neighbors:
Make a financial contribution through mail or our secure online PayPal account. (more info)
Donate ‘senior friendly’ non-perishable foods such as low sugar fruit cups, meal replacement shakes, etc. (more info)
Coordinate a fund-raiser of your own to help us collect food and/or money!
The Facts of Senior Hunger in America
- 8.3 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2010.
14.85% of seniors, or more than 1 in 7 experienced some form of food insecurity. By comparison, Ziliak et al. (2008) reported that as of 2005, 1 in 9 seniors or 11.4% faced the threat of hunger.
- The problem of senior hunger has gotten worse.
From 2001 to 2010, the number of seniors experiencing the threat of hunger has increased by 78%. Since the onset of the recession in 2007 through 2010, the number of seniors threatened by hunger increased by 34%.
- Those above the poverty line were most affected.
Out of those seniors who faced the threat of hunger, the majority had incomes one to two times above the federal poverty line.
For more information of research done by the National Meals on Wheels Association of America: