The senior citizen population is growing, and is often overlooked in communities. We often forget that the seniors are the foundation of our lives. They built the communities we thrive in and now, in their time of need, it is our responsibility to give back to them as they have us.
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, 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, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
Their mission is to empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.
I personally support my local Meals on Wheels, having previously been employed with them, as well. The beauty of Meals on Wheels is that they care for each community nationally but locally. Check out this site and find your local MOW. Give a donation today and help ensure that no senior feels the sting of loneliness and hunger.