Meals on Wheels America Delivering Kindness Newsletter - September 2022

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October 2, 2022

Did You See Us on Good Morning America 3?

Americans are facing a serious hunger crisis as prices continue to rise, and 10 million of our nation’s hungry are homebound seniors – their hunger often hidden behind closed doors.

Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot spoke with Good Morning America 3 about their focus on helping seniors and how this critical issue needs attention from us all.

Watch the Segment

BuzzFeed: 6 Acts of Kindness To Brighten a Senior’s Day

Want to do something special for a senior and don’t know where to start? You’re in luck! As part of our #RespectYourElders campaign, we sat down with BuzzFeed to compile a list of simple actions that can make a difference in the lives of your aging loved ones and neighbors.

See 6 Simple Acts of Kindness

Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Need some good news? Go check out posts featuring Lance Bass, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Lily Tomlin and more on why they’re answering our call to #RespectYourElders. You won’t be disappointed.

Take Me To Good News

Historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

The historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health brought leaders from a variety of backgrounds together this month to explore a new, national strategy that ensures everyone will have access to nutritious food. Meals on Wheels America was honored to be invited to join that conversation. This is a big step toward achieving our collective goal to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030.

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$500K in Pet Grants Distributed to Over 60 Meals on Wheels Programs

Pets provide love and companionship to aging adults, but many seniors are forced to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their furry friends. To help keep pets together with their senior owners, Meals on Wheels America distributed $509,000 in grants to more than 60 local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to help them provide pet food, veterinary care and more to the pets of their senior clients.

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And The Winner Is…

Our Sister Alice Marie Award goes to a special person each year who embodies compassion and dedication and works to unite and advance the nationwide Meals on Wheels movement. The 2022 award winner is George Hawthorne – an individual committed to combatting senior hunger and isolation in his local community of South Bend, IN. Read more about George and the impact he is making.

Get to Know George

Seniors Are Desperate For Your Help

Meals on Wheels programs are doing everything in their power to continue serving seniors, and the need isn't slowing down. We need your support to keep going.   

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