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CHANGING THE WAY THIS COUNTRY CARES FOR ITS SENIORS

 
At Meals on Wheels America, we engage in research to demonstrate the impact and value of Meals on Wheels programs that are addressing hunger and isolation among millions of seniors each year. This work supports our commitment to ensuring that local programs have the tools and resources they need to meet the growing demand for services in their communities.

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NEW REPORT PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON ADDRESSING HUNGER IN OLDER ADULTS

Funded by AARP Foundation and Caesars Foundation, our Hunger in Older Adults report seeks to increase the understanding of a variety of food assistance programs that can work in combination to more effectively address the needs of the more than 10 million older Americans facing hunger each year.

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PROVING THAT MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

The national Meals on Wheels network continues to face limited funding, rising costs, unprecedented demand and need and increasing for-profit competition. That is why Meals on Wheels America has set out to validate what we’ve all known for decades anecdotally through firsthand experience: that Meals on Wheels does in fact deliver so much more than just a meal.

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INCREASING UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS THAT EXIST WITHIN THE AGING NETWORK

It’s crucial for the Meals on Wheels network to understand the opportunities and limitations that exist within states’ policies that guide the implementation of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. That’s why we partnered with the Retirement Research Foundation to identify these commonly cited policy myths within our network through a year-long research project. 

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