Lack of state budget once again may affect local Senior Meals

MSW Projects of Henry is a local, not for profit, charitable organization that provides a senior citizen nutrition program, senior citizen outreach program, and a public transportation program to the residents of Marshall, Stark, and Woodford Counties.  MSW Projects of Henry is partially funded by federal and state grants along with community donations. 

 As you may recall last year MSW Projects of Henry had to eliminate meal service one day for 26 weeks due to the lack of a State of Illinois budget.  Once again there is uncertainty in state funding due to the six month State of Illinois Budget which will expire on December 31, 2016.  If there is no State of Illinois Budget passed then once again we may be forced to make temporary closures.  Thankfully due to the overwhelming community support that was received last year, no further cuts had to be made.  Many cuts continue to be made to assistance programs available for senior citizens. This is where the SENIOR SAVER Program can make a difference in a Stark County senior citizen’s life.  The SENIOR SAVER Program will help to ensure that the Senior Citizen Nutrition Program continues to be available for those in need of this very important service.

Many clients are unable to make any donations for their lunch due to their financial hardships.  Currently over 40 meals per day are delivered to home bound senior citizens and over 30 meals are served at the nutrition sites in Stark County.  For over 40 years, MSW Projects of Henry, Illinois, has been a life saving assistance to those in need of a nutritiously prepared meal.

MSW Projects of Henry, Illinois, is kicking off the SENIOR SAVER Program to help save the senior citizen nutrition program.  The SENIOR SAVER Program can make a difference in a Stark County senior citizen’s life by helping to ensure that the Senior Citizen Nutrition Program continues to be available for those in need of this very important service.

The suggested donation for a meal is $4.  You may help save a senior meal for a day by donating $4, for a week by donating $20, or for a month by donating $100.  Since MSW Projects of Henry, Illinois, is a not for profit, charitable organization, any donation is tax deductible.  If you would like to receive a donation receipt, please indicate when making your donation.  Donations can be mailed to MSW Projects of Henry, IL, ATTN:  SENIOR SAVER Program, P.O. Box 140, Henry, IL 61537.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated! 

If you have any questions regarding the SENIOR SAVER Program please call Traci at 364-4902.  If you would like more information on the programs offered by MSW Projects of Henry, IL please call 364-2287.

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