$10,000 Grant Awarded to Meals on Wheels

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Inc. has awarded a grant for $10,000 to MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, in support of its Meals on Wheels program in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

The funds were awarded from the Foundation’s Mini Grants Program.

The grant will help address recent funding reductions to MAC’s Meals on Wheels program.

MAC’s home-delivered meal program provides nutritious meals to home-bound elderly who are confined to bed, lack transportation or are too frail to cook for themselves. While delivering meals, the driver serves as a link to other community services and resources. The regular visits also provide reassurance and help alleviate some of the anxieties of elderly persons who live alone.

MAC’s mission is to preserve a dignified quality of life for the elderly through services that maintain healthy, independent living. MAC is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million.  Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.0 million in fiscal year 2015.  CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy, and leadership development.  By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment.  For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit www.cfes.org for more information or call 410-742-9911.

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