BENEFITING: MEALS ON WHEELS WEST
ORGANIZER: MEALS ON WHEELS WEST
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Senior hunger in America is a monumental problem. Today, there are more than 7.5 million seniors in the United States facing the threat of hunger. Looking at the numbers, it is easy to become discouraged. Looking at the people whom the numbers represent, however, impels us to action and helps develop our plan. Because of the magnitude of the problem, we know that we cannot solve it overnight or with a single project or initiative. MOWAA's four pillars outlines our comprehensive approach to ending senior hunger.
MEALS ON WHEELS WEST wrote -
Our team, Team Meals, will be running the 2012 LA Marathon to raise awareness and funds for us, so we can better serve our clients, and deliver more meals and smiles than ever before!
No matter why a person is homebound, age, health, a disability, that person faces two major difficulties: poor nutrition and loneliness. Every day, in their own homes, our clients receive lunch and dinner, the daily newspaper, fresh fruit, and companionship. This is often the only companionship they receive that day, that week, that month or even that year.
Because of our service and wonderful volunteers, our clients are able to remain in their own homes even though they cannot care for themselves. We are not just delivering meals, we are delivering smiles one meal at a time.