Project Love seeks to enhance and expand the connection of seniors to our community by providing a daily meal delivery and check-in visit while enhancing those connections through holiday and weekend meals. It’s hard to imagine that so many seniors in Fayette County are not only at nutritional risk simply because they have difficulty preparing a meal, but also do not have any type of holiday meal that many of us take for granted. Not only does each visit assures the well-being of the Meals On Wheels recipient, but also provides social contact so they can continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home. Many of our clients often share the impact it has on their lives and their gratitude for the service! “I look forward to receiving Meals On Wheels every day, not only for the meals, but also for the companionship it provides for me! It is more than just a meal, it makes those getting them feel loved and like we mean something to the community. I was provided the opportunity to have a tasty and healthy meal and the drivers who deliver the meals have become some of my closest friends. Without MOW, I would be eating frozen meals and have little contact with others. Meals On Wheels is my whole day!” expressed Norma Willoughby, MOW recipient.
Help us deliver a difference this holiday season for homebound seniors receiving Meals On Wheels!
Fayette Senior Services (FSS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, takes initiative to raise awareness and funds to help combat hunger for seniors in need. This fundraiser is critical in providing holiday and weekend meals throughout the year to homebound seniors in our community that are not covered by the general funding FSS receives annually for the Meals On Wheels program. For as little as $5, one meal can be provided to feed a senior. There is no limit to the number of meals that can be purchased and general donations are welcomed. For every five dollars we all fall short of our goal of $40,000 (8,000 meals), one less holiday meal will be delivered to a senior in need. All donations are tax deductible to Fayette Senior Services. With support from both residents and the business community, hundreds of seniors will experience the love our community offers as well as the comfort and joy of having a nutritious meal during the holidays.
Help make a difference in the lives of seniors by providing the gift of meals this holiday season. It’s more than a simple meal, together we can end senior hunger!