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Our Mission Statement

"Ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in the community by providing nutritionally sound meals to those persons who, because of age, physical disability, or convalescence, are unable to prepare meals for themselves."

Arkansas Senior Hunger Facts:

 

154,097 seniors are isolated, living alone.

156,436 are threatened by hunger.

210,744 have difficulty paying for basic living needs.

 

 

Meals on Wheels Delivers the Support:

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84% say it helps them eat healthier.

83% says it improves their health.

92% says it enables them to remain living in their home.

87% says it makes them feel more safe and secure.

 

$1,193.50 - the cost of 6 meals a week for 1 year to feed a senior - that's less than 1 day in a hospital.

 

Source: Meals on Wheels America

 

Highest Rates of Senior Hunger

 

Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama. Nevada. Tennessee,

 

Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Georgia, & South Carolina

 

Source: Gunderson, Craig and Ziliak, James. "The State of Senior Hunger in America

 

2011: An Annual Report." National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, September, 2013.

 

 

 

 

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Meals on Wheels of Benton Countyis a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.