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    Try Not To Love Snowball the Cat and Her Human, Joan
    Joan and Snowball have built a safe and loving world around each other, living more than 10 years in the same home together.

    Our Stories

    Meals on Wheels is powered by people just like you. Together, we are more than 2.4 million seniors, 2 million volunteers, 100,000 dedicated staff and tens of thousands of donors strong. And, we need your help to fund and protect the programs that support our seniors. These are the stories of our Meals on Wheels network.

     

    Because Pets Are Family, Too

    Pets can bring an endless supply of unconditional, spirit-lifting love, even on the most difficult of days. Dawn’s cats have provided love, loyalty, friendship and adorable furry faces through 16 years of ups and downs. They truly are her family.
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    Serving Up Life-Saving Connection During a Global Pandemic

    Covid-19 hit in March 2020, plunging the nation into lockdown and resulting in millions of seniors finding themselves in need of support. For some, like Robert Montanez, the move to Meals on Wheels improved their lives in many healthy and heart-warming ways.
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    Carl Wachter Delivered. Now It’s Our Turn.

    Carl Wachter stood by his parents when they needed him most. Now, it’s our turn to step up and offer Carl—and ten million seniors like him—the support and respect they’ve undoubtedly earned.
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    Macy's Parade Clowns Deliver Meals

    Unexpected Volunteers Deliver More Than a Nutritious Meal

    Macy’s helped raise $1.9 million for Meals on Wheels last year. You can make a difference this March when you donate online or in-person at a Macy's store to support our COVID-19 Response Fund. Help Us Bag Hunger.
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    The Life-Changing and Cost Saving Benefits of Falls Prevention

    Some of the most significant challenges to our coveted independence are those inevitably brought on by the natural process of aging. It’s these largely out-of-our-control hurdles that Meals on Wheels is dedicated to helping millions of our homebound senior neighbors navigate.
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    Dr. Brown

    Courage and Compassion Continue To Fuel Dr. Brown's Remarkable Life

    Growing up as a young Black girl in North Carolina, coming of age in the Jim Crow south, Dr. Brown's options were limited, but her tenacity wasn’t. She studied. She worked hard. She went to college. And, she created a distinguished career in education. Now, she shares her story and words of wisdom for the next generation.
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    Snowball and Joan

    Try Not To Love Snowball the Cat and Her Human, Joan

    Joan and Snowball have built a safe and loving world around each other, living more than 10 years in the same home together.
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    ‘Calling Angels’ Provide Friendship to Lonely Seniors

    "Calling Angels" Provide Friendship to Lonely Seniors

    Hilton employees volunteer their time to place weekly phone calls to hundreds of Meals on Wheels clients sheltering at home and alone. One of those seniors dubbed the calling volunteers their “Calling Angels” because of the critical service and friendship they provide.
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    Gifts That Give Back

    Your Guide to Holiday Gifts that Give Back

    This guide will help you find a meaningful gift for friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones that will support a worthy cause: Meals on Wheels.
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    Alaman Haile

    Alaman Haile: Aspiring Baseball Player, Graphic Artist, Business Owner and Civil Rights Advocate

    Mr. Alaman Haile has gained the wisdom that comes from experiencing firsthand the civil rights movement in America. Though he can no longer physically join the movement, he is proud of the young activists who continue the battle for racial equality.
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    Meals on Wheels Client with Handmade Cards

    Cards From Meals on Wheels Volunteers Remind Eulalia That She is Not Alone

    Eulalia relies on Meals on Wheels to provide nutritious meals and to facilitate the activities that enable her to continue to live with independence and in her own home. And, she loves the volunteers! All the cards that Meals on Wheels volunteers have given her hang on the side of her refrigerator as a constant reminder that she is not alone.
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    Meals on Wheels Client

    Shirley Depends on Meals on Wheels When Her Family Cannot Be There

    Shirley is 77 years old and lives in Dallas, TX. She loves her large print word search puzzles and does them every day. Three of her four children live nearby and stop by to check on her when they can, but now more than ever she depends on Meals on Wheels to bring her food when family can’t come around.
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    Meals on Wheels Volunteer

    When Things Seem Bad, Remember There Are Heroes Like Asaiah

    Asaiah Edwards is not a typical Meals on Wheels volunteer. For starters, he was born in the 1990s, while most Meals on Wheels volunteers are Baby Boomers. The newly minted college graduate is a popular fixture in his Mercer County, New Jersey Meals on Wheels program where he volunteered through his entire college career. Upon his graduation, Asaiah looks back on his many hours delivering meals as some of his best and most meaningful college memories. “It’s about more than delivering meals.”
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    Meals on Wheels Client

    How Meals on Wheels Continues to Feed Our Vulnerable Seniors Amidst the Pandemic

    COVID-19 has had a major impact on virtually every aspect of life, not least of which is our ability to access the most basic of staples, such as food. The disproportionate threat the virus imposes on seniors means that millions more cannot safely make the weekly masked trek to their local grocery store that has become a ritual for many of us.
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    Meals on Wheels Client at the Door

    Meals on Wheels: Making Sure No Senior is Forgotten

    Social isolation is a way of life for millions of seniors – and has been since long before this global crisis began. Over 9 million American seniors were living in isolation before COVID-19, and the physical distancing required to slow the spread of the virus has created an exponential increase in that number.
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