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!
UNC vs. DUKE Tickets: Bid to Feed Seniors!
Through December 17th 2013, you can bid on a pair of tickets to the UNC vs. Duke men’s basketball game, February 12th 2014 at the Dean E. Smith Center. BID HERE
Senior Hunger on the Rise in Chapel Hill and Carrboro:
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: