When it comes to SEO, there's only so much you can do on-page. High-quality content needs to be supported by optimization on the back-end, as well. Few of these optimization techniques are as powerful as writing a strong meta description.
Meta descriptions are often ignored since they no longer carry strong weight in terms of ranking signals. But think about how important they are for searchers. For that reason, SEOs need to care. There's more to driving organic search traffic than just the ranking. Regardless of where your result appears, you still need to get the searcher to click on your listing.