Despite receiving more applications each year, our Meals on Wheels program has always been able to meet growing demand. Between 2012 and 2015, we increased the number of individuals served by nearly 40%, delivering a record 436,828 meals in one year.
Unfortunately, unexpected loss of funding from traditionally reliable sources has meant that for the first time, applicants now face a wait of up to five months before they can be added to the program.
The implications of this change for our community’s seniors is dire, and addressing this issue a core priority of our organization. While we are currently exploring funding opportunities to build the capacity of this program in the future, we greatly appreciate any additional support.
Learn more in the following stories from recent publications:
The Seattle Times