Support Will Help Fight Senior Hunger And Isolation In South Florida
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Meals on Wheels South Florida announced today that it will be participating in the 17th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the senior neighbors who rely on this vital service to remain healthy and independent at home. Meals on Wheels South Florida’s celebration will include various activities throughout the month of March, including an event with Fresh Kitchen in Davie on March 10th, a cause marketing promotion with Lucky’s Market in Plantation, and the launch of a partnership with a mobile giving app.
”The services we provide are a lifeline for seniors of South Florida and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Mark Adler, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels South Florida. “Together, we can keep our senior neighbors well-nourished, feeling safer and more connected to our community as they age.”
The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
“The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in South Florida this March, visit mowsoflo.org.
Meals on Wheels South Florida is funded through the State of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County, with funds made available by the Federal Older American’s Act, Fair Share Dollars and Private Donations.
About Meals on Wheels South Florida
Meals on Wheels South Florida is a private nonprofit organization providing hunger-relief services since 1985. With the dedication of nearly 600 volunteers, Meals on Wheels South Florida delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable South Florida seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Meals on Wheels South Florida serves more than 10,000 seniors and 5,000 children an estimated 1.5 million meals each year. Included in their comprehensive list of programs and services are home meal delivery, community-based dining, meals for companion pets, grocery shopping assistance, nutrition education and emergency meals. For more information, please call 954.731.8770 or visit mowsoflo.org.