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Did You Know?

1 in 7 Seniors is threatened by hunger

In 2011, 65% of food insecure seniors were below the age of 69. (Think Baby Boomers!)

Tennessee has the 5th highest rate of hunger risk among seniors in the nation

Gunderson, Craig and Ziliak, James. "Senior Hunger in America: An Annual Report." National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, May, 2012.

Senior Nutrition – Meals on Wheels


According to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Program Participants conducted for the U.S. Administration on Aging:


  • 85% of clients say Meals On Wheels helps them eat healthier

  • 87% say Meals On Wheels helps improve their health

  • 91% say Meals On Wheels helps them feel more secure

  • 93% say Meals On Wheels means they can continue to live in their own home

  • 91% rate Meals On Wheels service as good to excellent

How Can You Help?

Make a donation today to the Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Nutrition Program

$     80.00 feeds 1 senior for 1 month

$   240.00 feeds 1 senior for 3 months

$   960.00 feeds 1 senior for 1 year

Volunteer to deliver or serve meals in your community

Please send your donation to:  Mid-East Community Action Agency

                                                            P.O. Box 790

                                                            Kingston, TN  37763

                                                            Memo line notation:  Senior Nutrition

All donations are tax deductible.  Thank you!






Mid-East Community Action Agency

Early Head Start/Head Start Program

Now taking children applications


Head Start is an early childhood federal program that promotes the

school readiness of children ages birth to five from income

eligible families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. 

For more information/application contact:

MECAA Head Start Administrative Office – 865.376.2308