The National Campaign for Community Impact
The National Campaign for Community Impact provides financial and other resources to local, independently operating Meals On Wheels programs that feed hungry seniors in their communities. The National Campaign enables Meals On Wheels Association of America to provide grants directly to local programs to aid them in meeting the need for home delivered and congregate meals in their communities.
Community Impact Case Study:
Because of a generous donation of $750,000 from the Walmart Foundation, the Association was able to provide up to $10,000 to 78 local Meals On Wheels programs in 40 states. This funding strengthened our Meals On Wheels programs so that they could serve 100,000 additional meals to homebound seniors across the country, eliminate hundreds of elderly clients from waiting lists, and fix delivery vehicles in desperate need of repair. Grant opportunities like these help our Meals On Wheels programs expand their services and their reach.
Funding from Meals On Wheels Association of America and the Walmart Foundation enabled our Meals On Wheels program, Project Open Hand, to provide 1,079 home-delivered meals and nutrition education to seniors in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Of the seniors receiving meals from Open Hand, 70% have diabetes and need our healthy meals and nutrition education to help manage their health and prevent disabling conditions. We are most grateful for this funding, which helped Open Hand continue these services during these difficult times.
Project Open Hand