Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Council on Aging has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Council will use the gift toward the purchase of food supplies for frozen and shelf-stable meals for Chatham seniors.
“We are excited and grateful to receive this support from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” said Dennis W. Streets, Council executive director. “Good nutrition is so vital to maintaining good health. As one frozen meals recipient recently shared, these meals are so important for those of us who can’t fix or don’t have food or anyone to cook for them.”
Frozen meals are distributed to those seniors who cannot be reached on one of the Council’s 12 Meals on Wheels routes due to their rural locations. Hot Meals on Wheels have to be delivered within one hour of packaging for food safety handling reasons.
In addition, shelf-stable meals are distributed to all of our regular routes and to other vulnerable seniors during impending inclement weather when power outages may be an issue or Meals on Wheels volunteers can’t safely deliver.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $12 million in grants.