It’s a startling statistic. To think that in our country one in six senior citizens struggle with hunger is heartbreaking. Think about it. Do you know six seniors? If so, imagine one of them is going to bed hungry. (2.4 MILLION to be exact.) So what can WE do?
We Can Help Seniors That Struggle with Hunger
A good place to start would be to look up your local chapter of Meals on Wheels. If you visit their website, all you need to do is input your zip code! There are a few ways you can help. You can donate, you can shop, or you can volunteer.
Recently I’ve started seeing the commercials for their newest campaign, “America, Let’s Do Lunch.” Even if you only have a few moments, taking the time to drop off a healthy meal, and say hello to a senior in need, means the world to them. I know that we all lead busy lives, but taking just fifteen minutes of your time could mean that one senior will have a full tummy. You can sign up at Meals on Wheels
If You Can’t Swing the Time, Make a Donation
As I mentioned briefly above, if you can’t spare time (because we all know life is hectic,) you can make a donation. Each donation gives a healthy meal, a health check to make sure seniors are safe, and a smile to their face. You can do a one time donation, or even monthly.
Buy a Gorgeous Bracelet, Help Some Seniors
The Silver Bead Project is another amazing way to give back. When you purchase a bracelet, you get a lovely piece of jewelry for your collection. It’s sure to be a conversation starter, and then you can educate more people about seniors going hungry. The best part is that the profits from the Silver Bead Project is donated to help feed seniors. The money goes to YOUR area! For example, I live in Pennsylvania, so the funds from the bracelet I buy STAY in Pa!
More About The Silver Bead Project
This project was inspired by Melissa’s grandma Eileen. Three days a week she had dialysis, and would come home to find a fresh meal on her door step thanks to her lovely neighbor. It was because of this that her grandmother was able to live alone, and be healthy for so long. She started the Silver Bead Project in her gram’s memory, as a way to give back to other seniors. The green color is because it was her grandmother’s favorite color, and the silver bead is to remind you of the seniors in need of food. They’re all made in USA too! To get yours, click HERE. You can follow them on Facebook too.