November 29, 2013 3:09 PM
This month, the Johnson and Ellis Counties in Texas launched a new segment to their Meals-on-Wheels program. They are now delivering dog and cat food to their clients who own those types of pets.
Linda Deese, with Meals-on-Wheels, indicated that pets provide senior citizens with friendship, joy, and a reason for living. However, many times those seniors do not have money to buy food for themselves or for their pets. Meals-on-Wheel volunteers often see the seniors sharing their delivered meal with their pet. This showed a need to provide food for pets, too. [More]
November 20, 2012 6:20 PM
Over 8 million seniors in America face hunger every day. Senior women are more likely to face the threat of hunger than men. The number of seniors in rural areas or small towns that face the threat of hunger is significantly higher than those living in metropolitan areas. [More]