Welcome to Meals on Wheels of Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Plan to bid on some of these exciting silent auction items.
- One week beach rental, kayaks and bikes, included ($1800 value)
- Carolina vs. Delaware game, September 26th ($1000 value includes a whole gameday experience with inside tours of football facilities, including the locker room, the press box, recruiting room, Loudermilk Center for Excellence, and side-line access prior to kickoff for 4 people.)
- One week all-inclusive stay at Divi Village in Aruba ($3200 value) Click on Divi Village Resort to see what you can win. Last years winner said it was awesome and she’d go again!
- Governor’s Club round of golf for four players, carts included ($524 value)
- DPAC tickets to Lyle Lovett concert, including parking pass, poster and President’s Lounge access ($200 value)
- Tickets to the Atlanta Braves home game against the Marlins, August 8 ($275 value)
- Pinehurst round of golf for four players ($1000 value)
- Artwork by Sandra Elliot ($400 value)
- Gift certificate from Montessori Children’s House of Durham to use toward summer camps ($300 value)
This beautiful diamond necklace will be raffled off (value $1300). Tickets: $20 each or 3 for $50.
Purchase your tickets on-line by clicking on the Dining for Dollars banner above.
The CHCMOW Meals on Wheels 2014 Annual Report is available at 2014 Annual Rpt.
Meals on Wheels: Promoting Health and Independence since 1976.
Our Mission: “To 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 40 years, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels has provided hot, nutritious meals 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 improves health, reduces isolation and helps 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. More than 150 volunteers worked to deliver more than 38,000 meals and PORCH donations to 250 local citizens in 2014.
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 and research done by the National Meals on Wheels Association of America: