Fayette Senior Services’ (FSS) annual Meals On Wheels Project Love campaign has almost reached its goal of 7,000 meals raised through the help of our supportive community. FSS is challenging the citizens and businesses of our community to make a difference for the upcoming year by donating to this great cause. With 6,563 meals already reached, there are only 437 remaining – just $2,185 shy of their target.
Each year, FSS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, takes initiative to raise awareness and funds to help combat hunger for seniors in need. This fundraiser is critical in providing holiday and weekend meals throughout the year to homebound seniors in our community that are not covered by the general funding FSS receives annually for the MOW program. For as little as $5, one meal can be provided to feed a senior. There is no limit to the number of meals that can be purchased and general donations are welcomed. For every five dollars FSS falls short of their goal of $35,000 (7,000 meals), one less holiday meal will be delivered to a senior in need.
It’s hard to imagine that so many seniors in Fayette County are not only going hungry simply because they have difficulty preparing a meal, but also do not have any type of holiday meal that many of us take for granted. Meals are delivered by a dedicated group of volunteers who provide not only a meal but a well check visit. These visits help to enable home bound seniors to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home. Many of the clients often share the impact it has on their lives and their gratitude for the service.
“I look forward to receiving Meals On Wheels every day, not only for the meals, but also for the companionship it provides for me,” said Norma Willoughby, MOW recipient. “It is more than just a meal, it makes those getting them feel loved and like we mean something to the community. I was provided the opportunity to have a tasty and healthy meal and the drivers who deliver the meals have become some of my closest friends. Without MOW, I would be eating frozen meals and have little contact with others. Meals On Wheels is my whole day.”
Donation forms and additional information can be found at www.fayss.org and at a Fayette Senior Services’ location, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville or 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. All donations are tax deductible. With support from both residents and the business community, hundreds of seniors will experience the love our community offers as well as the comfort and joy of having a nutritious meal during the holidays.
For over four decades, Fayette Senior Services has been making a meaningful difference in the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults.Contact Chassie McCrearry, Meals On Wheels Coordinator, at 770-461-0813 to learn more about Meals On Wheels or if you have an interest in becoming a Meals On Wheels volunteer. For more information on Fayette Senior Services, visit www.fayss.org or call 770-461-0813. Fayette Senior Services is a proud member of Meals On Wheels America.
Help make a difference in the lives of seniors by providing the gift of meals this holiday season. It’s more than a holiday meal, together we can end senior hunger!