Though the holidays can be a time of lots of eating, there are those who are hungry at this time of year and at other times throughout the year.

Expo exhibitor Lexington’s Meals-on-Wheels Program is here to help.

The unique humanitarian program inspired by the desire to help solve the problems of elderly and handicapped people who are shut-ins. Many people are able to live more independently in their homes with just a little help, such as by having nutritious meals delivered to them. Shopping and cooking no longer present problems.

Community volunteers are the backbone of the program. They pack and deliver the meals. Their friendly visits furnish daily outside contact. Meals are prepared and delivered from three sponsoring churches: Second Presbyterian, Trinity Baptist, and Trinity Hill United Methodist. Volunteers from many other churches and groups assist with meal delivery including Christ the King, Kiwanis, St. Raphael, Christ Church Cathedral, Good Shepherd, Maxwell Street Presbyterian, Faith Fellowship, and Meadowthorpe Presbyterian.

Service consists of three meals a day, a hot meal and a bag of cold foods, delivered Monday through Friday (including holidays) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a modest charge for the service.

Meals on Wheels programs exist across the nation. The Meals On Wheels Association of America is a national organization composed of about 5,000 community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states that provide over one million meals to seniors who need them each day.

For more information on the program – whether you’re in need of meals or would like to volunteer to help with preparation and/or delivery of them, contact Meals on Wheels of Lexington, Inc., at the Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503-1435. Call 859-276-5391.