In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau calculated that there were nearly 476,000 individuals that call Staten Island their home and that over 76,000 of those people are age 65 and older. These elderly persons face unique challenges that unfortunately render them in need of desperate help. One of the most pressing challenges that they face is that of hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.
As our seniors reach particular stages in their lives, they typically start to experience changes in their physical health that devastatingly leave them in situations of financial hardship – research shows us that most seniors receive an income of only $240, or less, every week. With their families certainly busy with work, school, or household responsibilities, this leaves our seniors in need of outside assistance. T hat’s where Meals on Wheel of Staten Island, Inc. steps in! They have made is there mission to ensure that “seniors have access to nutritious meals when family, mobility or monetary resources are not available.” Through their efforts, they are able to provide the elderly people in our community not only with necessary food but with the “human connection they need to help them live independently.”
Our team is deeply passionate about assisting our community and that’s why we’ve chosen Meal on Wheel of Staten Island, Inc. as the organization to support for our next community cause campaign! Whenever you send a recommendation our way for a no-obligation quote, we’ll make a $15 donation to their cause! Together, we can support our seniors!
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