Meals on Wheels America News - Alone for the Holidays

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December 11, 2020

Millions of our grandfathers and grandmothers will be setting the table for one this holiday season.

Donate today to fill their holidays with love and care.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of practically everyone. However, for many of our nation’s seniors, like Eulalia, living in isolation has been especially devastating.

Eulalia spent her life taking care of everyone else around her. When she was younger, she stopped going to school so she could take care of her siblings.

Then, she raised ten of her own children. With all that support for others, a full house came to represent a full heart.

Now, unable to see her loved ones due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the loneliness set in quickly.
And, for the past seven months, she’s been in a wheelchair, which makes it very difficult to walk on her own or cook her own meals.

At 97 years old, Eulalia began to find it difficult to carry on all by herself. You can help struggling seniors like Eulalia with a gift today.
Fortunately, help arrived through her local Meals on Wheels program. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers can still drop off the food at her front door and then call her on the phone to check in and say hello.

“They talk to me… they really like me!” Eulalia says with a smile.

Handmade cards that Meals on Wheels volunteers have given her hang on the side of her refrigerator as an ongoing reminder that she is not alone.

Just one card or call from a volunteer is enough to brighten Eulalia’s entire day.

Your donation will help deliver humanity to America’s lonely seniors this holiday season – and beyond.