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No Senior Should Ever Go To Bed Hungry

Maria G. Lamas, MBA
United HomeCare® Board Member
305.716.0710
UnitedHomeCare.com

As the U.S. population ages, more people are facing food insecurity for themselves or their loved ones. There are seniors in Miami-Dade County who do not have the means to access daily, nutritious hot meals. Everyone deserves to eat when they are hungry, the most basic of needs, yet there are those who lack what others may take for granted. In Miami-Dade County, over 10% of the population is currently facing food insecurity (Feeding America, 2020).

United HomeCare is a lifeline for our community’s most vulnerable populations, offering home-delivered meal programs and nutritional risk assessment services to help clients who are below poverty to age in-place at home without suffering from food insecurity because “There’s just no place like home.”

Every day, seniors are forced to make the fateful decision of paying for food vs. medicine or rent. We need to provide a healthy and safe environment and meet basic needs that many of us take for granted. Provide food and sustenance so that they don’t go hungry. Prevent institutionalization so they can remain at home where they want to live. Alleviate senior isolation, loneliness, and depression.

Give to our seniors, disabled adults, and their caregivers so that the most under-served are not forgotten. Help us transform senior living by being a pillar of giving. As little as $50 will feed a senior for one week through United HomeCare’s Transforming Senior Living and Dare to Dream charitable programs. They’ve given so much to our community and society, and now they need our help.

For more information about how you can help United HomeCare® in our mission of caring, please call 305.716.0710, or visit https://bit.ly/UHCDonation to provide nutritious fortifying meals to those in need, because “No senior should ever go to bed or wake up hungry.”

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