Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has put many older adults in our community in a serious bind. Suddenly, more Nassau County seniors needed access to nutritious food. EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program stepped in to provide that desperately needed lifeline, thanks to our network of generous donors and supporters.
Vulnerable Local Seniors Enjoy the Benefits of Nutritious Meals
Since the onset of the pandemic, Meals on Wheels has been on the frontlines consistently delivering healthy meals to at-risk senior citizens throughout Nassau County. Last year, EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program delivered 136 percent more meals than the year before.
These convenient deliveries did more than fight hunger; they improved the nutrition of seniors in our community.
The Meals on Wheels’ menus are overseen by a licensed dietician who follows the dietary guidelines of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs. In fact, 90 percent of Meals on Wheels recipients across America have said that the services of these programs improved their health.
Regular Deliveries of Healthy Meals Provide Vital Lifeline
When many local seniors faced the choice between their next meal and other expenses, EAC Network was there to bridge the gap. Its regular deliveries of nutritious meals helped at-risk seniors stay healthy during this challenging time.
EAC Network, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Nassau County, is a vital lifeline for local homebound senior citizens. It provides healthy meals, nutrition education, links to additional social services, and visits from friendly faces.
These essential services have enabled many local seniors to not only survive the pandemic but to thrive throughout it.
Nutritious Meals Help Seniors Live Healthy Lives
This March, recognized as National Nutrition Month, EAC Network celebrates the Meals on Wheels programs across America. With consistent service, a network of staffers and volunteers have given local seniors nutritious meals day-after-day all year long. By putting seniors’ nutrition first, they have made a sizeable difference in our communities.
Support Our Mission to Protect Home-Bound Seniors
The EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program has been on the frontlines assisting Nassau County seniors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have witnessed first-hand the dramatic rise in demand for services to home-bound seniors.
Help us continue to make a difference in local seniors’ lives by making a contribution to our COVID-19 Response Fund. Your donations will help in providing critically needed services to the most vulnerable individuals in our community.