There is a mistaken impression that hunger doesn’t exist on the North Shore, and no one lacks access to food. This is simply not true.
There are many reasons people need help with accessing food. Meals at Home serves people with physical or cognitive disabilities. We help people during a specific medical situation, such as recovering after surgery, and with long-term daily meals. We provide meal support for seniors on fixed incomes struggling to pay for housing, medicine, and food. Nearly 70% of our clients receive Medicare or Medicaid.
Nationally, 1 in 6 seniors struggles with access to food. 80% of our clients fall into this category, and another 20% are persons with physical or cognitive disabilities and others struggling to access food. In our service area, that equates to over 10,000 people who struggle daily to eat healthy, nutritious meals.