Hunger and isolation across America is a reality and Adams County is no exception. Nearly 10-million people struggle each day with hunger and some 15 million people, according to the Meals on Wheels America website, live in isolation. With the senior population expected to double by the year 2050, this problem will only escalate.
The Meals on Wheels program, like many other service programs, has had to make cuts in the last several months due to lack of funding. It is with that in mind that they hold a monthly opportunity for people in the area called "Cook's Night Off".
Most people, including myself, have no idea how many home-bound elderly people there are in this area. I can tell you that there are at least 200 home-bound elderly people who receive a hot meal each day thanks to Meals on Wheels. These seniors live alone and they depend on the Meals on Wheels program for what, for many, is the only meal they will have each day.
Help support Meals on Wheels with their Holiday Pie Extravaganza. You can place an order for a ready to serve Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Blackberry, or Boston Cream pie for just $10 each or a combination box featuring 9 scrumptious desserts for just $15.