Volunteers give hot meals, warm smiles to Middle Tennessee seniors

FiftyForward Meals on Wheels

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dozens of FiftyForward Meals on Wheels volunteers made sure Middle Tennessee seniors did not go without a hot meal and warm wishes this Christmas.

FiftyForward Meals on Wheels

Nearly 60 volunteers gathered at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville Thursday to deliver 300 meals to homebound seniors throughout Davidson County.

For many of the drivers, the holiday delivery has become a cherished part of their family tradition.

“We always try to do something around the holidays for people other than just ourselves,” said Cathy Kaiser, who made the deliveries with the help of her husband and daughter.

The FiftyForward Meals on Wheels program delivers hot meals year-round, particularly on Christmas Day for those older adults who have difficulty leaving home and normally spend it alone.

“For the recipients, this delivery of a hot meal and holiday cheer means a lot; for some it may be the only visitor they receive all Christmas Day,” said Adrienne Newman, associate executive director of FiftyForward.

The program’s volunteers deliver approximately 20,000 meals each year. It’s funded by United Way of Metro Nashville, Metro Nashville Community Enhancement Fund, FiftyForward, private contributions and additional grant.

For more details about the program or to volunteer, visit their website.

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