Maintaining a healthy diet is challenging for many low-income seniors who can’t leave home to go shopping or have difficulty cooking their meals. To help them maintain good nutrition and preserve their independence, volunteers from Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches come to their homes five days a week to deliver delicious hot meals planned by registered dietitians and prepared at Good Samaritan Medical Center. For homebound individuals in West Palm Beach – including seniors, disabled persons, expectant mothers and post-surgical patients – Meals on Wheels’ volunteers also deliver emotional support and provide a daily lifeline. This nonprofit organization is one of 5,000 Meals on Wheels Association of America programs that are helping to end senior hunger in local communities. Founded in 2010 by Charles B. Ring, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches delivered more than 4,000 meals in its first year and will provide an estimated 13,000 meals in 2013. Thanks to this warm and compassionate outreach program, our seniors know they are cared for and not forgotten.