Macon Food Story, Chapter 6: Meals on Wheels / Sherry Hatcher

When those who need help aren’t able to get it themselves, it comes to them courtesy of Meals on Wheels.

Volunteers with Meals on Wheels visit Sherry Hatcher’s east Macon apartment five days a week.

Hatcher is just one of 1,200 homebound people in four counties who receive a home-delivered lunch each week.

Health problems cause her a lot of pain, especially if she’s trying to prepare her own meals.

Meals on Wheels Director Tanya Graham-Simms says they consider age, health and income in deciding who qualifies for the meals.

With more than 300 people on the waitlist, Hatcher says being able to receive meals means a lot to her.

“You can’t really look at me and tell that I need anything, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t,” said Hatcher. “The program is a blessing.”

According to Feeding America, an average of 1 in every 8 seniors in the counties served by the program lives with food insecurity.

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