Meals on Wheels programs are serving 23 million fewer meals today than in 2005 due to funding that has not kept pace with inflation and the rapid and consistent growth in America’s senior population. In an effort to influence the fiscal year 2018 federal funding decisions, the nationwide Meals on Wheels network has launched a multi-channel effort to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
Because eight out of 10 local Meals on Wheels programs rely on federal funding to serve vulnerable seniors across the country, the network has launched a nationwide effort – #SaveLunch – to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
It’s important to note that donations made to Meals on Wheels America, the national organization, support awareness and advocacy, which are extremely important, but those funds do not go directly to feeding seniors. Only donations made directly to your local Meals on Wheels providers like Seniors First will help to feed people right here in our community. Donate Now. Read more on the proposed cuts and get some perspective from our President/CEO Marsha L. Lorenz.