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Project Love provides holiday meals to homebound seniors

Fayette Senior Services’ (FSS) annual Meals On Wheels Project Love campaign is underway and FSS is challenging the citizens and businesses of our community to make a difference this holiday season by donating to this great cause. Each year, FSS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, takes initiative to raise awareness and funds for holiday hunger in order to help feed seniors in need. This fundraiser is critical in providing holiday meals to homebound seniors in our community. FSS has pledged to raise $40,000 this year for our senior neighbors. For as little as $5, one meal can be provided to feed a senior in our community. There is no limit to the number of meals that can be purchased and general donations are welcomed. For every five dollars we fall short of our goal, one less holiday meal will be delivered to a senior in need. 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.
The general funding Fayette Senior Services receives annually for its Meals On Wheels program only covers the cost of weekday non-holiday meals. This funding, unfortunately, does not provide for additional holiday meals, which is why Fayette Senior Services takes action to raise funds for deprived seniors through their annual Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign. 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. Fayette Senior Services’ President and CEO Nancy Meaders is always impressed by the constant support of this invaluable service. “I am continually amazed at the long-time outpouring of community support that FSS has received for our Meals on Wheels program and Project Love campaign. We are blessed to live in such a caring community that always steps up to ensure that seniors who are food insecure have meals throughout the holiday seasons and beyond,” expressed Meaders.
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. Fayette County has a large number of seniors that live alone and are battling health conditions and limited fixed incomes that make the simple tasks of preparing a nutritious meal a great challenge. For more than 38 years, Fayette Senior Services’ Meals On Wheels program has ensured that no senior in Fayette County goes hungry or is without the ability to have proper nutrition. Each year, a team of dedicated volunteers deliver over 56,000 meals to more than 300 homebound and semi-homebound older adults who reside throughout Fayette County.
Help make a difference in the lives of seniors by providing the gift of meals this holiday season. Donations also provide doctor-prescribed Ensure dietary supplements, as well as additional “shelf meals” – non-refrigerated meals that can be kept on the shelf in the event of an emergency or for times that meals are unable to be delivered due to severe inclement weather. Each meal meets the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), and meals for special dietary restrictions are available for recipients. FSS also collects funds and food donations for their Ani-meals program, which provides Meals on Wheels clients with food for their furry animal companions. Any donation made towards Projector Love, Ani-meals or Give-A-Ride programs will go a long way in making a difference to those who need a nutritious meal for themselves, their companion animals and to get to and from medical appointments. Together, we can make the difference in the lives of so many.
For more than 38 years, Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been making a meaningful difference in the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults. Contact Natalie Hynson, 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. To learn more you can help the seniors in Fayette County, please visit www.fayss.org.