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MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA NEWS

  • MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA AND CARE2 DELIVER 112,000 PETITION SIGNATURES TO CONGRESS, ASKING TO FUND AND PROTECT MEALS ON WHEELS

    Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
    Today, Meals on Wheels America and Care2 delivered more than 112,000 Care2 petition signatures to Congressional leadership and Members who sit on key legislative Committees, calling on Congress to ensure there are no cuts to federal funding for Meals on Wheels programs in Fiscal Year 2018. [READ]
  • MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF DISASTER RELIEF, CONTINUING RESOLUTION, DEBT CEILING BILL

    Saturday, Sep 09, 2017
    Following Congress’ swift action, the President signed into law H.R. 601, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, combining multiple must-pass items in September into one big piece of legislation. We are pleased this legislative package included a short-term funding bill to fund disaster needs and avoid a government shutdown and debt default. All of these components impact the Meals on Wheels network, including disaster relief, as Meals on Wheels is often the only lifeline for vulnerable, homebound seniors. [READ]
  • MEALS ON WHEELS TEXAS HELPS PROGRAMS RESPOND TO AND RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY

    Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
    Meals on Wheels Texas is currently collecting online donations to support local Meals on Wheels programs affected by Hurricane Harvey in their disaster relief and client assistance efforts. Learn now you can help! [READ]
  • NEXT AVENUE: 4 REASONS WHY WE MUST #SAVELUNCH FOR OLDER ADULTS

    Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
    Members of Congress are in their home states and districts this month for recess, and when they return to Washington, they’ll have their work cut out for them. With the current federal fiscal year ending on September 30, there will only be a few short weeks during which Congress must forge agreement on funding levels for the entire federal government, including the critical programs that serve our nation’s seniors. Funding cuts for Meals on Wheels and meals served at senior centers — which currently represent approximately one fiftieth of 1 percent of the entire federal budget — put a unique and vital lifeline for millions of vulnerable older adults at risk. The time is now to compel Congress to #SaveLunch for senior nutrition programs, and here are four good reasons why. [READ]
  • SUBARU DONATES 50 CARS TO MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE U.S.

    Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its philosophy of supporting local communities, Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its donation of 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels America. This fall, 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles will be donated to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states. The donation will address the Meals on Wheels network's growing demand for fuel-efficient, versatile and safe delivery vehicles to enable our nation's most vulnerable seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. [READ]