NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One in five seniors in Arkansas faces the threat of going hungry every day, and the aging population continues to grow. One organization is hoping to stop the trend of hunger by expanding its services.
CareLink is a non-profit group that delivers 1,200 meals-on-wheels to older people in central Arkansas every day; they also provide adult daycare to dozens. As baby boomers age, the demand for CareLink's services increases.
The group hopes a new facility unveiled Tuesday will help them meet demand. It's a massive and much needed undertaking.
"We're a non-profit. We're about 35 years old, and we serve older people and their families," CareLink CEO Elaine Eubank said of providing meals to seniors.
That accounts for 19,000 people a year, and Eubank knows the need is getting larger.