Through testimonies and facts the #morethanjustameal campaign will demonstrate the positive impact the Meals on Wheels service has on the elderly and vulnerable.
The Meals on Wheels scheme enables the elderly and vulnerable to live independently in their homes for longer. It also helps to prevent malnutrition and fights against isolation and loneliness.
One in ten people over the age of 65 suffer from, or are at risk of undernourishment. An estimated 49% of people aged 65 and over say the television or pets are their main source of company. Meals on Wheels drivers are sometimes the only person they will see throughout the day.