Due to recent drastic state funding cuts, the Friends of Aging is in emergency response mode to protect the Home-Delivered Meal program. For some homebound older adults, this is their only hot meal of the day, and for many, it is the only personal visit they receive, especially for those without family living in the area. HDM has been statistically proven to help seniors avoid isolation and institutionalization. In Carteret County, this service has grown by 378% in the last five years, yet funding has been reduced by more than 27% over the last two budget cycles.
Please consider sponsoring an HDM recipient for one month at $140.
Please check back as we continue to prioritize needs for funding.