Give 716 – We need your support!

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels is excited to announce we’ve signed up as a beneficiary of the inaugural Give 716 Campaign.

The event is being held on July 15-16, 2021, and is hosted by the Bills and Sabres Foundations to benefit charities throughout WNY.

To donate, please visit www.give716.org between 7:16PM on July 15 and 11:59PM on July 16, 2021.

Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff have the distinct pleasure of delivering a daily helping of freshly-prepared goodness that’s more than a meal – it’s confirmation that our older neighbors are fed and safe for another day.

Loneliness dissolves at the ring of a doorbell and a volunteer’s familiar smile. A wellness and safety check assures the client that someone cares, is paying attention and will provide assistance should the need arise.

Yet there is still more we can do to ensure the nutritional security of our older neighbors.

Senior nutrition is preventive health care. But limited public funding may mean that a senior who does not have certain “higher risk” factors will not receive the assistance they need, even though healthy meals may keep them from becoming high risk.

How we respond to the needs of our rapidly growing population of seniors will shape our future. Donations made to Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels will be used to support the cost of meals for seniors who need but cannot afford them without our assistance.

Thank you in advance for your support!  Together we can help our seniors overcome the challenges of today so they can enjoy many healthier tomorrows!