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"END SENIOR HUNGER"
Senior hunger in America is a monumental problem.
The latest research reveals 9 million seniors in the United States faced the threat of hunger.
Meals On Wheels of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing 5,000 local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories.
Meals on Wheels addresses hunger and isolation. With over 2 million volunteers, it delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America's seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
By providing funding, leadership, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services.
MORE THAN A MEAL. The core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors. For those who have trouble getting around, Meals on Wheels brings the service to them. For those who can still venture out into their communities, Meals on Wheels serve in gathering places, such as senior centers and community facilities. Who Qualifies?Additional Services? Is it Free? Learn more HERE
The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging cultivates innovative ideas related to nutrition and aging in the United States. March for Meals is an annual national campaign designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels.
For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Learn more HERE.
Meals on Wheels Health is an initiative that supports the healthcare system by delivering nutritious meals, providing human contact that reduces isolation, depression and anxiety; and assessment of home environments addressing threats or risks. Click HERE to learn more about Meals on Wheels Healthcare solutions.
AMERICA, LET'S DO LUNCH! VOLUNTEER by donating your lunch break. Join the network or 2 million volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of seniors across the country. Learn more HERE.
TAKE ACTION! Get involved and support Meals on Wheels programs in several ways. The success of Meals on Wheels movement lies in the willingness and generosity of people like you who contribute their own small part, in their own way. Together, more than 2 million volunteers make it possible to deliver over a million meals a day; and yet there are millions more who need Meals on Wheels services. Pick an action that suits your interests, availability and means. Every little bit you can give will mean a lot to a senior in need. Learn more HERE.