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
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