IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - For many seniors with a disability or other health issue, getting a hot meal or seeing family is not a given on Thanksgiving.
The Meals on Wheels program from Horizons Family Services Alliance is a godsend for many people needing a bright spot during the holiday.
The program has two goals; to get seniors a hot meal, and to give them company, if only for a few minutes.
"You need both," Teri Sayre said, a Meals on Wheels Recipient. "Thanksgiving is for giving and loving one another."
"They want to stay in their homes. They don't want to be in skilled care nursing or hospitals," Dorene Nott said, director of Horizons Elder Services in Johnson County. "There's a lot of money being saved out there because people can stay home and they're not getting sick or starving."
Horizons is looking for volunteers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Find out more at this link.