This is a common question in most households across the country. However, for some Blair County senior citizens, purchasing and preparing a nutritious meal is not an option. The Home Delivered Meals Program, operated by Blair Senior Services, Inc., helps to combat food insecurity issues for eligible senior citizens by delivering wholesome meals. Over 145,000 meals are prepared and distributed each year in Blair County.
Consumers receive home delivered meals for various reasons. For some, meal delivery is short-term; they may be recuperating from an operation or medical condition that does not permit them to prepare a meal for themselves.
A pack of five frozen meals is delivered once per week to consumers. Additional meals are offered to the Home Delivered Meals consumers to be used during weather-related emergencies to ensure nutritional needs are met. All meals are prepared in the Blair Senior Services’ Production Kitchen following nutritional and food safety guidelines.
For even more information about the Home Delivered Meals Program, please contact Blair Senior Services, Inc. at (814) 946-1235 or visit www.blairsenior.org.