Feed the Elderly Campaign created to assist Meals on Wheels

 BJ Summers, Director of Development at The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, and Peggy Bradford, Executive Director of MAC Inc.

A local non-profit is working to feed the older members of the community, and is hoping for help from members of the community with the new campaign.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore says that more than 69,000 meals were delivered to area senior citizens through MAC’s Meals on Wheels program last year, but with cuts looming, they are working to meet the ever growing demand. MAC Inc. and the Meals on Wheels Program have since launched the “Feed the Elderly” campaign, which aims to raise funds for services to seniors, while increasing the number of meals provided.

The Community Foundation says to help, they have given a $5,000 grant from the Bobbi Biron Fund at CFES to be used towards program assistance. Officials say this is only a small portion of the $50,000 the program is hoping to raise.

Currently meals are delivered a maximum of four days a week, however in more remote areas meal service is not available at all, so the program is hoping that through the campaign they will be able to increase this critical service to the elderly on the Lower Shore. Besides providing meals to those who may otherwise go without, Meals on Wheels also acts as a safety check for ailing seniors who are at an increased risk of medical emergencies, falls and accidents.

Those interested in contributing to the campaign’s efforts should contact Peggy Bradford, Executive Director, MAC Inc. at 410-742-0505 or mab@macinc.org <mailto:mab@macinc.org> or by mail MAC Inc., Attn. Meals on Wheels, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 100
Salisbury MD 21804.

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