TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Elder Care Services held their annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals event Monday, where community leaders loaded their cars with hot meals to deliver to Tallahassee seniors.
It was an opportunity to learn more about members of the community and gain more in-sight into two issues plaguing the elderly...hunger and isolation.
Since 1971, Elder Care has used the Meals on Wheels program to deliver more than 160,000 hot, nutritious meals per year to Tallahassee seniors. More than 50 volunteers showed up to help distribute the food.
"The bottom line is it's an interaction that some will not have for the rest of the day," said Richard Prudum, Secretary of Elder Affairs. "So it's important for them, and for us as well, to sort of have that human interaction that doesn't happen on a daily basis for many of these individuals."
Community members like Mayor John Dailey, State Attorney Jack Campbell, and Commissioner Rick Minor showed up.
And our own Abbey Maurer and Casanova Nurse helped out as well.