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MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA NEWS

 
  • $500 MILLION MORE IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS SIGNED INTO LAW

    Friday, Mar 27, 2020
    Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander and National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) Executive Director Bob Blancato released a joint statement following enactment of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. [READ]
  • 48TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT NUTRITION PROGRAM HONORS AND RECOGNIZES UNSUNG HEROES OF MEALS ON WHEELS

    Sunday, Mar 22, 2020
    Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander issued a statement regarding the anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program and calling attention to the vital lifeline it provides. [READ]
  • $250 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING SIGNED INTO LAW

    Thursday, Mar 19, 2020
    Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander and National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) Executive Director Bob Blancato released a joint statement following enactment of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. [READ]
  • AARP SUPPORTS MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA'S VITAL OUTREACH TO SENIORS WITH $250,000 GIFT

    Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
    As part of its robust response to the coronavirus pandemic, AARP announced today a $250,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America to support urgently needed outreach to isolated seniors. The gift is significant because it will allow Meals on Wheels America to boost the organizational capacity of the network to provide in-home meals to the most at-risk older population during this time of crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that older Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. [READ]
  • MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA ESTABLISHES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND TO ASSIST COMMUNITY-BASED SENIOR NUTRITION PROVIDERS DURING PANDEMIC

    Monday, Mar 16, 2020
    Meals on Wheels America, the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger, has announced the establishment of the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund to meet the increased demand for services. Donated funds will replenish food and supplies, subsidize additional transportation and personnel costs, enable tech-based efforts to check in on isolated seniors, facilitate supply chain logistics with national vendors to help the hardest-hit communities and support timely distribution of science-based information needed to ensure safe care for all. [READ]