BOISE, Idaho — The Metro Meals on Wheels program is on a mission to improve senior health and reduce isolation. That is why many home-bound seniors got a big boost from Subway and volunteers from the Metro Meals on Wheels Tuesday.
As part of September's "Subway Cares" program, Treasure Valley Subway locations gave 1,000 sandwiches to the charity. Metro Meals on Wheels delivers and serves hot, nutritious meals each weekday and frozen meals every weekend to seniors throughout Ada County.
“About a third of our program relies on donations, and we’re up 100 meals a day from this time last year," Grant Jones, the CEO from Metro Meals on Wheels said. "We deliver and serve over 1000 meals everyday so the donations are increasingly important as our area continues to grow and more seniors live here."
It is estimated nine million seniors in the United States face the threat of hunger. Meals on Wheels is credited in helping seniors be able to remain in their homes rather than moving to a nursing facility.