Elder Services, Meals-on-Wheels Program, Cumberland County, Maine

Jurisdiction Name: Cumberland County
State/Province: ME
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 288,204
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: Web
Policy type: program
Year: 2015
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: food access, food security, food support programs, healthy food, healthy food access, nutrition, seniors
Adopting Government Department(s):

Cumberland County

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Support Entity(s):

Meals on Wheels America

Funding Amount: $10,000
Funding Sources: Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant Program
Policy Outcome(s):

Allocates grant funds to provide homebound older adults in the City of South Portland with up to five meals per week, typically delivered frozen, two days per week; the Agency also provides “wellness checks” and “friendly visits” to program participants; program was re-approved for funding from the same source in the 2016-2020 Action Plan for Cumberland County Community Development Department. An estimated 150 clients and 12,570 home-delivered meals were served in 2015-16.

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