ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The holiday season is a special time to make memories and gather with family and friends around the dining room table. For some North Fulton seniors, however, the holidays bring isolation and hunger.
Senior Services North Fulton is a nonprofit that supports and cares for adults age 60+ in the North Fulton community. Meals on Wheels is one of the many programs offered by the nonprofit, and the deliveries are expedited by nearly 300 volunteers.
In 2016 Senior Services North Fulton delivered over 32,000 Meals on Wheels in North Fulton. “I think people are surprised by that number”, said Heather Terry, Community Relations Director for SSNF. “When you think of cities like Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Johns Creek, senior hunger and need don’t come to mind.”
Companies like Subaru of America, Inc. are helping in this effort. From Nov. 16, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to national charities, including Meals on Wheels of America.
To volunteer or donate to Senior Services North Fulton, visit ssnorthfulton.org.