Senior Nutrition Program seeks support

Senior Nutrition Program seeks support

HARCATUS Senior Nutrition Program is among the second group of organizations ever to be featured on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s Cause Connector giving site.

Cause Connector is a charitable match-making site created to help more donors support local nonprofit projects in Appalachian Ohio. On Cause Connector, donors can easily search for projects serving their local community across the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.

HARCATUS’ work is being highlighted on Cause Connector. Should HARCATUS receive funding on the site, they will be able to continue to serve and care for one of the most vulnerable populations in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties.

Hot and nutritionally balanced meals are served at no charge to participants at congregate sites. Congregate sites allow seniors to enjoy meals in a more social setting where other activities may be offered by the partner site.

Free and safe delivery also is available for those who prefer to participate in the home-delivery program. Home delivery gives participants and their families peace of mind knowing they will have a healthy meal and interaction with the delivery driver, which serves as a brief safety check, four days per week.

This essential program provides help to vulnerable seniors, meeting a basic need while allowing them to remain independent and connected. Those who would like to play a part in supporting this work can visit to make a gift.

Through Cause Connector, donors’ gifts will combine to fund projects across the region while also making investments in future initiatives.

This region of Appalachian Ohio has access to fewer grant and scholarship dollars per capita. This philanthropy gap means the region’s nonprofits, schools, community organizations and students have less support to meet pressing needs and pursue opportunities that can make a difference.

Cause Connector is focused on addressing the philanthropy gap by helping donors find projects that need their support to continue programming or start new programs serving Appalachian Ohio.

“FAO’s goal in creating Cause Connector was to help our region’s nonprofits connect their important work with donors who want to make a difference,” said Cara Dingus Brook, FAO’s president and CEO. “Our region’s nonprofits are all doing incredible work, and Cause Connector is a vital tool that lets donors directly support that work.”

HARCATUS is one of the organizations selected to have a project featured on the Cause Connector site. Projects have until April 8 to receive funding and make their projects possible. Gifts of all sizes are welcome at

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