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Meals at Home clients received a special delivery recently  in honor of Meals at Home’s 2016 Community Champions Week.

Over the past two weeks, prominent community figures such as Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky helped deliver meals for Meals at Home, speaking out for seniors and raising awareness for the power of Evanston-based Meals at Home.

Meals at Home Executive Director Debi Genthe said, “Each day one in six seniors struggles to eat. … Meals at Home volunteers are a welcome sight when they arrive with one hot meal and one cold meal six days each week.”

The need is widening because of a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food and transportation costs.