Steep costs for gas and a sharp increase in food prices have forced Meals on Wheels programs across the country to rethink how they get prepared meals to low-income people who need them.
Hundreds of Meals on Wheels chapters across the country are losing volunteers and gas prices have now forced the programs to stop serving meals to some seniors.
Fancier entrees, like tilapia and roast beef, are gone. And some clients who who used to get a fresh, hot meal every day, will soon get all their food delivered on one day: one hot meal and four frozen ones to last them the rest of the week. On weekends they have to find their own food.
Kate Archer Kent reports from Red River Radio.