Horizon Health Meals on Wheels Program Receives Largest Single Donation

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The Horizon Health Meals on Wheels program has received its largest single contribution to date.

A recent $10,000 gift from First Farmers Bank & Trust through the Horizon Health Foundation is the bank’s third donation to the program in as many years, and its biggest so far.

“This is incredible and we are very grateful,” said Randi Bohannon, Foundation Executive Director. “First Farmers Bank & Trust has been a leader in supporting the meals program.”

Tessa Hutson, First Farmers Bank & Trust branch manager in Paris, said its community support helps those who need it most.

“We’re going to continue supporting the Paris community,” she said. “We’re really trying to make a footprint here.”

Meals on Wheels provides fresh, affordable meals to homebound individuals. The meals are prepared by Horizon Health nutritional services staff and delivered by community volunteers.

The number of participants in the meals program has tripled since the start of the pandemic, with about half of them qualifying for financial assistance.

Along with the increasing need for local food assistance is the need for more volunteers. Donations to Meals on Wheels continue to be accepted as well.

To make a gift: 217-465-1234

To volunteer: 217-466-4326