SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Senior Citizens Incorporated is fighting senior hunger across the Coastal Empire.
The annual March for Meals kickoff event took place Thursday, March 21. It’s a campaign to show the importance of the Meals on Wheels program and raise awareness to senior hunger.
Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, along with U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter and Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach, kicked off the local “March For Meals” at 11:30 a.m. with a brief news conference.
“The biggest thing is, you realize the need that’s out there. We’re not getting everyone we need to get. We’re getting everyone we can get,” Mayor DeLoach said.
“It saved my life because I could not prepare food for myself, couldn’t barely do anything myself,” said Lois Bangs, Meals on Wheels client. “They have become my family.”
This critical program provides both nutritional support and the only social interaction many of these seniors have each day.
The public is encouraged to visit seniorcitizensinc.org to learn how they can become involved in supporting Meals on Wheels and the other SCI programs for older adults in our community.