Every third senior in Lithuania lives on the edge of poverty or in social isolation. Even more difficult for those who are lonely and have disabilities. They spend all their pension to pay for bills and to buy drugs therefore it’s very hard for them to save some money for other expenses. The aim of the project “Food on Wheels” is to reach the most poverty-stricken seniors who often lives without a hope to receive any help. For them hot soup it’s not only a chance to eat but also an opportunity to socialize with volunteers.
The purpose of the project “Food on Wheels” is to provide necessary support for the one of the most vulnerable groups of Lithuania’s society – lonely and destitute old people. The project started in 1993 and today it covers 24 towns and villages of Lithuania. All-year round about 500 seniors receives food support.