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 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 supporter. Thusfar, we have delivered more than 28,000+ meals in 2013!
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: