High help demand leaves more Tuscola Co. seniors hungry

TC-HDCFOOD-PIC1-640x353TUSCOLA COUNTY — Demand for home-delivered meals from the Human Development Commission in Tuscola County is skyrocketing, forcing potential recipients onto a waiting list due to a shortage in available money for the food program.

Currently, the organization receives up to 25 requests a month for help through the program, which provides home-delivered meals to those over the age of 60 who qualify.

About 200 people receive home-delivered meals through the Human Development Commission (HDC). Through the end of July, 78,656 meals were provided through the program in Tuscola County this year.

However, Brian Neuville, deputy director, HDC, said the organization has had to start a waiting list for the home-delivered meal program and there were nearly 70 people on it as of Aug. 10.

“The need continues to rise,” Neuville told The Advertiser. “We’re seeing more people come on to the program. And what’s happening is people are coming on, and staying on longer as people live longer.” (Read more)

(This story originally appeared in the Aug. 20, 2016 issue of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety here).

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