AUGUSTA — Spectrum Generations received a $10,000 donation from Kennebec Savings Bank on July 30 to support the organization’s Meals on Wheels program.

The program provides nutritionally balanced meals for homebound individuals 60 or older and to people with a disability who are unable to prepare a meal because of physical or mental limitations.

Meals on Wheels are delivered to homes by volunteers and staff in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Waldo counties, plus the towns of Harpswell and Brunswick in Cumberland County.

Throughout the pandemic, Spectrum Generations has ramped up meal preparation and delivery to 1,400 consumers per week and have managed to eliminate their wait list.

“The Meals on Wheels program is near and dear to our mission here at Spectrum Generations, which is to help seniors and those with disabilities live within their community of choice safely,” said Victoria Abbott, the community engagement director with Spectrum Generations, according to a news release from the organization. “In addition to providing nutritious meals, weekly deliveries allow for regular wellness and safety checks for homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in central Maine. We couldn’t do this important work without the support of local businesses and community members, which is why we are so grateful to Kennebec Savings Bank for providing this generous support.”

Those who are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer can email [email protected] or call 207-620-1684.

For more information about the program, visit spectrumgenerations.org/nutrition-services/meals-wheels.

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