July 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
The local Meals on Wheels program will keep rolling, no matter what the future holds for the Alexandria Senior Center.
As reported in an Echo Press story last month, the center is facing financial challenges. It recently cashed in a certificate of deposit of $59,200 to stay afloat and faces expenses of $5,000 per month. Continue Reading
December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Get Fresh! offers chance to make or order healthy meals for later consumption.
October 2, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Right now, 8.3 million seniors experience food insecurity in the U.S., and by 2025, it is estimated that this number will grow to 9.5 million.
Enter Meals on Wheels, a nationwide program that delivers meals to the elderly, homebound and disabled.
In Douglas County, more than 140 people receive meals from this program and similar programs take place in Osakis, Glenwood, Hoffman and Parkers Prairie. Continue Reading
February 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR Willmar’s school meals are being featured today and tomorrow on the Facebook page “School Meals That Rock.” Continue Reading
February 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune
RENVILLE Bananas, grapes and apples are some of the more popular snacks at the Renville County West School these days.
February 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON Lutheran Social Service is celebrating five years of delivering nutritious meals to seniors in southwest Minnesota by forging a partnership with Wal-Mart to provide aging residents in the senior dining program with shelf-stable meals. Continue Reading
July 2, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise
During the summer, area schools give away free lunch and breakfast to anyone 18 and younger. Continue Reading
April 19, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Public School Board discussed proposed changes to federal requirements for school meals at Monday’s board meeting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently working to rewrite the rules for what is offered to students during school meals across the country.
April 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic
PLATTE South Dakota “Survivor” contestant Holly Hoffman knows what it feels like to be hungry. In 2010, she went 17 days without eating.
“It feels like your skin is shrinking to your bones,” she said Monday. “I just knew that no child should ever have to feel that in a lifetime.”
March 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A minor spending cut in a sprawling Senate health and welfare bill could threaten home-delivered meals for thousands of poor senior citizens and result in lost federal dollars.