Program that feeds homebound residents looking to serve more

Program that feeds homebound residents looking to serve more (Image 1)

A Nashville organization that feeds homebound residents is looking for more people to serve.

Mobile Meals is made up of 100 volunteers from eight local churches who deliver a daily meal shut-ins, people who are confined to their homes.

The organization serves residents in the Green Hills, West End, Edgehill and Melrose areas.

In many cases, the program allows elderly residents to stay in their homes a little longer.

“We provide nutrition to people on a daily basis, but more important than that we check on them. We are human contact each day of the week and that's important to us,” said Debbie Baird.

Baird is worried the program isn't reaching people who desperately need it.

“I just think people don't know,” said Baird.

Mobile Meals can serve food to as many as 50 people each day. Currently, volunteers are feeding just 25 residents.

“For some reason, we don't have as many participants in our program as we have had in the past and we are anxious to serve our community,” Baird explained.

The meals are delivered each day around lunch time.

They cost $2.75 and include a meat, two vegetables, fruit or salad, milk and bread.

The program operates out of Calvary United Methodist Church in Green Hills.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Cecelia Manning at 790-2090.

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