FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Statics show that 9.4 million seniors are struggling with hunger, according to Meals on Wheels America. The organization is celebrating March for Meals during this month to raise awareness of the seniors served through their organization.
Aging and In-Home Services kicked off Community Champions Week, its own celebration part of March for Meals. Different community celebrities delivered meals to home bound seniors in the area.
“We are honored to have such a wonderful group of local celebrities participate in our March for Meals Community Champions Week,” AIHS President & CEO Connie Benton Wolfe said.
Eight community members including Johnny TinCap, Deputy Mayor Karl Bandemer, Barb Richards and a few Mad Ants players and DJ’s from Adams Radio Group volunteered to take the meals to home bound seniors.
“Many of these folks are very isolated. So the fact that someone takes the time to actually come to their door step and deliver their meal means a lot,” Benton Wolfe said.
AIHS serves more than 5,000 meals per week through the Meals on Wheels program.