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Together, our voices are amplified and we can make a huge difference.

SPEAK UP
FOR SENIORS

Together, our voices are amplified and we can make a huge difference.

    TELL CONGRESS TO PROTECT OLDER AMERICANS

     

    Meals on Wheels is powered by people just like you. Together, we are millions of seniors, volunteers, dedicated staff and donors strong. We need your help to fund and protect the programs that support seniors. 

    Scroll down to read about our legislative priorities, as well as news and updates on our efforts. Or, jump right to our highest priority action by clicking the button below.

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    THERE FOR SENIORS FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS AND BEYOND!

    This year, we're honoring the 50th anniversary of when President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This legislation spurred the rapid growth of the nationwide network of senior nutrition programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – that have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country for decades.

    As Meals on Wheels programs across the country join forces to celebrate 50 years of proven success, we need your help to garner the support needed to ensure they can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence and improve health for years to come. Email your Members of Congress today to show your support for funding and protecting the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program!

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    FACTS AND RESOURCES

    Our nation’s senior population is growing exponentially, outpacing the resources available to serve vulnerable older adults and putting their health and well-being in jeopardy. Meals on Wheels is a proven and effective public-private partnership that promotes health and improves quality of life for our nation’s seniors.

    Review our latest National and State Fact Sheets and issue briefs to learn about the escalating problem of senior hunger and isolation, and how leveraging the existing Meals on Wheels network keeps seniors healthy and independent at home, out of costly healthcare alternatives.

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