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Meals On Wheels Moving

Service Heads To Temporary Location, Remodeling Future Home

Posted: June 30, 2012 at 5:46 a.m.

Grimsley Graham, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Benton County, grabs a meal out of a cooler in the back of his car Wednesday while making deliveries in Rogers.

ROGERS — Volunteers with Meals on Wheels of Benton County spent the last week boxing pantry items and moving them out of the former Lakeside Restaurant at Lake Atalanta.

By The Numbers

Threat Of Hunger

According to a Senior Hunger Report Card, 8.3 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in the U.S. in 2010. Arkansas ranked third highest in food insecurity for seniors according to the foundation’s survey percentages.

• Mississippi: 21.5 percent

• New Mexico: 21.2 percent

• Arkansas: 19 percent

• Texas 18 percent

• Tennessee: 17.5 percent

• Alabama: 17.2 percent

• Georgia: 17.1 percent

• South Carolina: 17.1 percent

• Florida: 16.6 percent

• Nevada: 16.5 percent

Source: Meals On Wheels Research Foundation 2010 Report

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