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MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA NEWS

  • CAESARS FOUNDATION DONATES 60TH DELIVERY VEHICLE TO MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA

    Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
    In an effort to help the more than 10 million seniors struggling with hunger and millions more living in isolation, the Caesars Foundation today donated its 60th delivery vehicle to Meals on Wheels America. These vehicles are essential to the Meals on Wheels network to deliver nutritious meals, and to make friendly visits and frequent safety checks to vulnerable seniors. For many seniors, Meals on Wheels enables them to "age in place" in their own homes, rather than be hospitalized or relocate to a long-term care facility. [READ]
  • NATIONWIDE MEALS ON WHEELS NETWORK LAUNCHES EFFORT DESIGNED TO #SAVELUNCH FOR MILLIONS OF AT-RISK SENIORS

    Monday, Jul 10, 2017
    Community-based Meals on Wheels programs are serving 23 million fewer meals today than in 2005 due to funding that has not kept pace with inflation and the rapid and consistent growth in America’s senior population. Because eight out of ten local Meals on Wheels programs rely on federal funding to serve vulnerable seniors across the country, the network has launched a nationwide effort – #SaveLunch – to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources. [READ]
  • ADDING HOME-DELIVERED NUTRITION TO THE HEALTH CARE MENU FOR SENIORS

    Friday, Jun 09, 2017
    Many seniors who are discharged from the hospital face enormous challenges in getting get back on their feet. Many won’t have access to the nutritious meals needed for a successful recovery. There’s probably no one there to remove hazards in the home that could lead to additional injuries, and there’s likely no companion to help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety that are exacerbated by illness and isolation. President and CEO Ellie Hollander shares how community-based senior nutrition programs are capable of helping to address this issue. [READ]
  • A CONVERSATION WITH ELLIE HOLLANDER: CEO OF MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA

    Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017
    Ellie Hollander sits down with Eric Letsinger who founded Quantified Ventures in 2014 to support social service providers, health systems, and governments by scaling evidence-based programs to reach a greater number of those in need. As an experienced Social Impact Bond intermediary, Quantified Ventures is currently serving as the Transaction Coordinator for the first Pay for Success transaction for senior services, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. [READ]
  • MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT’S FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    The President sent his full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget to Congress today, which makes investments in defense programs largely at the expense of non-defense discretionary (NDD) and other anti-hunger and poverty programs that serve our nation’s most vulnerable. [READ]