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M4A fights senior hunger

Published 6:27pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012

King said M4A’s nutrition program helps relieve senior hunger in central Alabama, and there are no income requirements or charges for meals.

King noted that the nutrition program asks for a $2 donation for each meal. Additionally, friends, relatives and businesses can sponsor meals to homebound seniors through the Hearts for the Hungry program for as little as $85.97 per month.

Meals are delivered either hot once a day from the senior center or in a frozen five-pack once a week, depending on whether or not the client is on the hot meals delivery route.

Recipients must be at least 60 years of age to qualify for meals.

For the home-delivered meals, the recipient must be at least 60 years old and homebound.

A spouse or an individual with a disability living with an eligible client can also receive meals regardless of age.

M4A is one of 13 Area Agencies on Aging in Alabama, which are governed by the Older Americans Act and supported by grants from the Alabama Department of Senior Services, as well as county and local support.

For more information, contact M4A at 205-670-5770 or 1-866-570-2998.

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