Letters: Meals on Wheels helps end hunger

Posted by : Press release | On : March 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

There are seniors living alone and going hungry in our own neighborhoods.

Many elderly lack sufficient resources for nutritious daily meals. Illness, disability, and the frailties of old age also prevent many from shopping for food and preparing their own meals.

Texas ranks as one of the top five states at highest risk for hunger among the elderly according the Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Senior hunger is a problem that needs community action. At the same time, though, Meals On Wheels programs across the United States are struggling financially and having difficulties recruiting volunteer drivers.

The Meals On Wheels Association of America has designated the month of March for taking action to support senior nutrition programs. March was chosen because The Older Americans Act of 1965 was amended on March 22, 1972 to create the first national nutrition program for the elderly.

To locate a Meals On Wheels program in your area, go online at and click on “Find Meals Near You.”

Together we can end senior hunger.

Robert Carpenter
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
Meals on Wheels