PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — For a second consecutive year, a local Meals on Wheels program has received a generous donation of $3,500.

In Paris, Prospect Bank has donated the money to Horizon Health Meals on Wheels program.

The program provides fresh, affordable meals to homebound individuals, prepared by Horizon Health nutritional services staff and delivered by community volunteers. Gifts continue to be accepted through the Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois.

“The community’s support for Meals on Wheels helps address the increasing need for local food assistance, said Randi Bohannon,” Foundation Executive Director.

A press release sent by Horizon Health said that the number of participants in the Meals on Wheels program has tripled since the start of the pandemic, with about half of them qualifying for financial assistance. 

With the increasing need for local food assistance, there is also an increasing need for volunteers.

To make a gift: 217-465-1234

To volunteer: 217-466-4326