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UNITED IN GEORGIA

ABOUT

Affiliated with Meals On Wheels America, the Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia is a non-profit statewide network of senior nutrition providers allied in passion to end senior hunger. MOWAG was created to strengthen communication between nutrition programs and enhance knowledge of topical issues within the aging population. The Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia (MOWAG) strives to fulfill the national goals set forth by Meals on Wheels America on a statewide basis. We are an organization on the move and invite all Meals on Wheels providers across Georgia for membership.

MEMBERSHIP

Memberships are open to non-profit providers of home delivered or congregate meals based in Georgia. Membership information will be made available soon.

For more information contact:
Sarah McKinney, MOWAG President, at 706-549-4850 or smckinney@accaging.org 

STATISTICS PAINT A GRIM PICTURE

  • Older Georgians ranked 6th in the nation for the prevalence of food insecurity between 2001 and 2007 (Ziliak & Gundersen, 2009)
  • Food insecurity expected to significantly increase due to the current economic recession across the nation (Nord, Andrews, & Carlson, 2009)
  • 23% of Georgia seniors have incomes between 50% and 100% of the Poverty Line
  • 22% of Georgia seniors live alone putting them at greater risk for hunger and lack of proper nutrition. 
  • Georgia’s statewide waiting lists have grown to:
    4,388 for home delivered
    312 for congregate meals

COMMITTEES DEDICATED TO ACTION

Presently there are four active committees that summarize the current goals of the organization.

  • Annual Conference/Events coordinates MOWAG’s annual conference and involvement with other statewide events.

  • Outreach and Membership identifies other non-profit meal providers and invites participation in the MOWAG.
  • Advocacy focuses on raising statewide and local awareness for home delivered meals and nutrition.

  • Corporate Development/Sponsorships identifies and seeks to build relationships with prospective corporate donors to support the work of the MOWAG.

We want your participation on any MOWAG committee!
Please contact Sarah McKinney, MOWAG President, at 706-549-4850 or smckinney@accaging.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013-2014 SPONSORS

Alere/MTM

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Delivery Concepts

J. Smith Lanier and Company

Sysco

Diversified Foods

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Accessible Solutions/SERVtracker