Midday Interview: Tabitha’s “March for Meals”
Sheila Odom, a foundation development officer at Tabitha, joined Channel 8 News at midday to talk about the current "March for Meals" initiative being put on by the non-profit.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tabitha’s “Meals on Wheels” program is celebrating it’s 55th anniversary in the Lincoln community this year. Sheila Odom, a foundation development officer at Tabitha, joined Channel 8 News at midday to talk about the current “March for Meals” initiative being put on by the non-profit.
For more information on how to donate, visit Tabitha’s website.
“Meals on Wheels” Facts:
- Tabitha’s “Meals on Wheels” program is celebrating its 55th year
- It was the first of its kind in Lincoln
- Nearly 450 Lincoln residents benefit daily
- 80% of those receiving Tabitha Meals on Wheels cannot afford cost per meal
- 90% of recipients say the meal keeps them in their homes
- 82% report the Tabitha Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only person they see that day
- Tabitha does not turn people away for their inability to pay for the meal; instead we supplement this program through your generous donations
- Because of this, Tabitha is faced with an annual shortfall of about $815k to support this program
- You can make a difference in someone’s life by making a donation or volunteering today