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The Health Trust Meals On Wheels JOINS MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAMS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY in 15th ANNUAL March for Meals CELEBRATION
Support will help to fight senior isolation and hunger in silicon valley
San Jose, CA, March 1, 2017 – The Health Trust Meals On Wheels announced today that it will be participating in the 15th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net.
”The services that we provide the seniors of Silicon Valley are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Teresa Johnson, Director of The Health Trust Meals On Wheels. “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the annual awareness campaign in an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs, like The Health Trust Meals On Wheels, will reach out to their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long.
“March is a time for us all to rally around Meals on Wheels,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “Our ability to meet the needs of vulnerable seniors lies in the willingness and generosity of businesses, government and concerned individuals of all ages to contribute in their own way. It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large.”
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Silicon Valley and across the country, visit www.marchformeals.com.
About The Health Trust Meals On Wheels:
The Health Trust Meals On Wheels delivers hot nutritious meals and offers wellness checks to seniors, adults with disabilities and homebound individuals. Roughly 80,000 meals are delivered annually to 568 clients throughout multiple cities in Santa Clara County. The Health Trust Meals On Wheels is a program of The Health Trust. The Health Trust is an operating foundation founded in 1996. Since then, it has been a catalyst for community partnerships that identify health challenges and work to find innovative solutions. The Health Trust provides grants, engages in policy and education and continues its legacy of providing health services to make Silicon Valley healthier for everyone. For more information, visit www.healthtrust.org.
About Meals on Wheels America:
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.