Meals on Wheels Loves Pets is a grant program from Meals on Wheels America aimed to help ease the cost of pet ownership and keep pets and seniors together. Senior Services North Fulton, a nonprofit that supports older adults in the north Fulton area, has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to help grow the program.
Volunteers meet the first Friday of every month at the Senior Services North Fulton office in Alpharetta to sort 30 days’ worth of pet food and deliver it to their clients. According to Michelle Williams, Volunteer Program Manager for Senior Services North Fulton, the program began in 2013.
“We currently deliver food to 74 pets. We have cats, dogs, two turtles and a gecko,” she said. “These pets are the only family some of our clients have. Without the support of this program many of these animals would end up in local shelters.”
To donate or learn more information on the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets program, or other programs offered through Senior Services North Fulton, visit ssnorthfulton.org or call 770-993-1906.