Contact: Mary McNamara
Meals On Wheels Association of America
Meals On Wheels Announces Recipients of 2012
Jack and Eleanor Borden Memorial Kosher Meal Fund Grant
Alexandria, VA., February 13, 2012 Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Jack and Eleanor Borden Memorial Kosher Meal Fund Grant. Five programs will each receive $1,000 to begin or expand a home-delivered or congregate kosher meal program. This year, MOWAA has increased the number of grant recipients as well as doubled the grant award. MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden established the grant in honor of her parents. "What is so important about our Meals On Wheels programs is that they allow seniors to maintain their independence," Borden explained. "A significant part of that is being able to uphold traditions. I'm proud that MOWAA is awarding these funds in my parents' name."
2012 Jack and Eleanor Borden Memorial Kosher Meal Fund Grant recipients:
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie in Brooklyn, NY, plans to provide nearly 300 additional kosher meals for its program.
Jewish Community of Louisville, KY, is the only kosher meal provider in the state; it plans to increase its supply of shelf-stable and frozen meals in order to better serve its clients in case of emergencies.
JCC Metrowest of West Orange, NJ, intends to increase its supply of shelf-stable kosher meals to provide to its clients in case of emergencies.
The Borden Grant will allow Kit Clark Senior Services/Bay Cove in Dorchester, MA, to provide an additional 141 kosher meals per day to its clients.
Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati, OH, will expand its holiday meal program and provide homebound seniors an opportunity to share meals in a congregate setting during major holidays.
A sixth program, Broward Meals on Wheels in Lauderhill, FL, will receive a $1,000 Borden Fund grant endowed through a memorial gift from Stuart and Marlene Blumberg in honor of their uncle, Bernie Bercuson. The grant will enable Broward Meals On Wheels to increase the number of clients to whom they provide kosher emergency meals upon hospital discharge.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA's mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at www.mowaa.org.