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Raising senior hunger awareness this month

Melissa Townsend RD, LN (Download MP3)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - National figures show one in six seniors are threatened by hunger.

Nutrition Program Director at Active Generations Melissa Townsend says this is March for Meals Month.

Townsend says Meals on Wheels serves mainly homebound elderly over sixty.  She says there’s been an increase of ten clients a month this winter so there’s a need for more drivers.  Senior meals offer hot, nutritious meals every weekday which meet a third of an older person's dietary needs.

To volunteer or to donate money contact Active Generations.

Active Generations is hosting March for Meals Community Champions Week beginning March 17.  Meals on Wheel will hold a drive-thru meal fundraiser on Wednesday, March 19, with a Mexican menu.  Tickets are available at Active Generations on West 46th Street.