Spectrum Generations has been selected by the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program as a semi-finalist for a $25,000 grant in support of the Meals on Wheels program. Two hundred semi-finalists have been selected for this round of consideration. Winners will be selected following a 10-day voting period that goes from April 27 to May 6. The 100 semi-finalists with the most votes will each receive $25,000 grants.

Spectrum Generations’ staff and volunteers prepare and serve thousands of meals each week to homebound older and disabled Mainers in (parts of) Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox (in partnership with Making Communities Happen), Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties.

Nate Miller, senior program director with Spectrum Generations said, “Food insecurity and the demand for Meals on Wheels is steadily increasing. Between October of 2020 and September of 2021, Spectrum Generations prepared and delivered 351,985 meals, up from 254,852 meals the year before and 211,991 meals the year before that. While demand for nutritious meals remains steady, financial support from the federal government resulting from COVID relief funds are waning. If you would like to support our efforts to combat food insecurity and isolation for seniors and disabled adults in central Maine, please vote as many times as possible between April 27 and May 6!”

To support this effort, visit neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2042274 between April 27 and May 6 to vote. You are permitted to vote up to 10 times each day. Winners will be announced on June 7.

For more information about Spectrum Generations visit spectrumgenerations.org.