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A PERSONAL AND VALUABLE LIFELINE THAT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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A PERSONAL AND VALUABLE LIFELINE THAT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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    DELIVERING SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

    Meals on Wheels has been guided by a single goal since the first known U.S. delivery by a small group of Philadelphia citizens in 1954 – to support our senior neighbors to extend their independence and health as they age. What started as a compassionate idea has grown into one of the largest and most effective social movements in America, currently helping nearly 2.4 million seniors annually in virtually every community in the country.

    THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT NUTRITION PROGRAM IS THE ONLY FEDERALLY SUPPORTED PROGRAM DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO MEET THE NUTRITIONAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF SENIORS

    Community-based senior nutrition programs are welcomed into the homes of our nation's seniors with every meal delivery. Many Meals on Wheels programs also manage congregate nutrition sites – such as senior centers – which provide more mobile seniors the opportunity to socialize.

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    FREQUENT IN-HOME VISITS PROVIDE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET NUTRITIONAL NEEDS, COMBAT SOCIAL ISOLATION, ADDRESS SAFETY HAZARDS AND PROVIDE HOLISTIC CARE

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    MEALS ON WHEELS PROVIDES A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT SERVES US ALL

    9 OUT OF 10 RECIPIENTS SAY MEALS ON WHEELS RECEIVED AT HOME IMPROVES THEIR HEALTH

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    HOW MEALS ON WHEELS IS FUNDED

    Funding sources for local Meals on Wheels programs vary based on the needs and resources of the community, are are made up of federal, state, local and private dollars. This hybrid funding model makes Meals on Wheels a successful public-private partnership that needs to be bolstered to keep up with the growing demand.

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    MEALS ON WHEELS HEALTH

    Meals on Wheels Health is an initiative of Meals on Wheels America that brings together the nationwide Meals on Wheels network in support of the healthcare system’s achievement of its triple bottom line goals. We can accomplish this because of our trusted and unique ability to cross the threshold into seniors’ homes, giving us the advantage to better assess and deliver on the individualized needs of high-risk and special needs beneficiaries.

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    FACTS & RESEARCH

    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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    ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA

    Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

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    THE MEALS ON WHEELS MOVEMENT STARTS WITH YOU

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