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From Cheerios to real meals: How Meals on Wheels People keeps seniors nourished 🍽️

The local organization prepares ~28K meals each week for older members of our community

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For 50 years, Meals on Wheels People has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of older adults, like Mary, in our community.

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Mary Higgins, a nurse for 40 years, understands the importance of good nutrition. But over the past year, it has become harder for her to afford nutritious, high-quality food. “Inflation caused a great change in my life,” she said.

After six months of eating mostly Cheerios and tuna fish, a friend helped Mary sign up for meal delivery through Meals on Wheels People — and Mary said it saved her life: “I’m alive because of what you guys do. Now, I’ve got actual real food to eat every day.”

Every day, Meals on Wheels People delivers 5,275+ healthy, wholesome meals to older adults in our community like Mary. Members of the MOWP Sustainers Circle provide dependable monthly funds so that no one ever has to go on a waiting list. Sustainers can set up reoccurring monthly donations for the amount of their choice. (Read: A $65 donation provides one senior with a week of meals.)

Become a Sustainers Circle Member, and help continue MOWP’s mission of providing older adults in our community with the nutritious meals they need. Join the Sustainers Circle.*

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