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ADVOCATING FOR SENIORS' NUTRITIONAL NEEDS, OVERALL HEALTH AND INDEPENDENCE THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA

Meals on Wheels California (MOWCA) is a newly established association affiliated with Meals on Wheels America. Our mission is to create a unified voice of nutrition providers in California and broaden the impact of our programs that improve the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. We serve over 17 million meals a year statewide and the need is growing. 

MOWCA advances legislation and policies that strengthen programs that provide home-delivered and group setting (congregate) meals, the volunteers who make them happen and the seniors they serve. We must ensure that California is able to meet the growing number of seniors who need the support that enables them to live more nourished lives with the independence and dignity they deserve.

2017 POLICY, BUDGET & LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

TOO MANY SENIORS IN CALIFORNIA ARE STRUGGLING
TO STAY INDEPENDENT AND HEALTHY

SENIOR HUNGER IN CALIFORNIA

1.5 MILLION ARE ISOLATED, LIVING ALONE

1.1 MILLION ARE THREATENED BY HUNGER 

2 MILLION ARE LIVING IN OR NEAR POVERTY

MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA GOALS

  • Advocate for funding on the State and Federal Level
  • Operate in California to support Meals on Wheels America, and other networks to advance our issues in Washington – especially the Older Americans Act, Medicare/Medicaid, and other food security policy and funding issues
  • Serve as a watchdog in Sacramento to ensure policies that advance the needs of our clients and programs
  • Lead and educate the public through information in the media and elevate the awareness and importance of nutrition programs
  • Collaborate to collect and disseminate data at the State Level
  • Support other coalitions to advance education, resources, and partnerships

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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

Organizational Membership is open to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in California engaged directly in the provision of meals and/or nutrition services predominantly to the senior population. Each member organization may name an individual who is the primary contact to receive all communications/emails and have voting rights.

CONTACT US

Holly Hagler 
President, Meals on Wheels California
CEO, SeniorServ, Orange County, CA
714-229-3355
hhagler@seniorserv.org