Being able to eat a warm and nutritious meal is something most people take for granted, especially for individuals who never had to go hungry.
Despite the best efforts of local officials, dozens of area senior citizens are going to bed at night after having little or no food to eat.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center recently held a joint fundraiser with the local chapter of AARP to raise money for the center’s struggling meals on wheels program, which provides nutritious meals for seniors.
Without the program, local seniors would go hungry and the meals the financially strapped program provides is often times the only source of nutrition for them.
Officials say many senior citizens enrolled in the program are on fixed incomes and are often times faced to decide to pay for necessary medication or food.
Due to the economy and lack of funding the number of seniors being fed through the program is dwindling.
AARP member Matt Snorton says the meals on wheels program is vital to community and Snorton then went onto say without the program, many senior citizens would go hungry.
The joint fundraiser was held this Sunday afternoon at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center.
Residents who would like to donate to the meals on wheels program are urged to contact the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center at 270-886-8885.