Home Instead's “Likes for a Cause’ raises $500


Home Instead Senior Care recently presented a check to the Community Harvest Project as part of its Likes for a Cause fundraiser. Photo/Submitted

Region – April 4, Home Instead Senior Care presented a check to the Community Harvest Project for $500. The check was the culmination of a month long Facebook fundraiser for the Community Harvest Project, as Home Instead of Greater Worcester County and MetroWest donated $1 for every new “like” they received for the month of March, National Nutrition Month.

In 2011, the Community Harvest Project donated over 117,000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables to hunger relief organizations in the Worcester County Food Bank network.

“We like to partner with organizations like the Community Harvest Project because they play a vital role in the health and well-being of our community and particularly seniors, who may not be able to afford healthy, well balanced meals or lack the motivation or desire to cook healthy meals for only themselves,” said Home Instead owner Laurie Bender. “Isolation can be debilitating. Having a “meal-time” companion can greatly increase a senior's desire to eat nutritious meals.”

For more about Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Worcester County and Metro West, visit www.hearthside-homeinstead.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HomeInsteadHearthside.