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The Story of “America, Let’s Do Lunch™”

About ten million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. Meals on Wheels is a nationwide network of community-based programs dedicated to providing seniors with nutritious meals with an added bonus of a quick safety check and much-needed human connection. Each program works within the local community- to tailor to distinct needs and resources and provide a community-specific solution.

The problem will only become more serious as the senior population is projected to double by 2050. When families are spread out and elders are left behind, many struggle with the responsibilities of taking care of themselves.

© Meals on Wheels America
© Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels currently has two million volunteers but they need more to keep pace with the fastest growing segment of the American population. One initiative, “America, Let’s Do Lunch”, is intended to help spark the involvement of people just like you to help fill that need.

What Can You Do?

Did you know you can donate your lunch break? The most common volunteer job for Meals on Wheels is delivering meals and giving a friendly greeting to homebound seniors. Typically this involves picking up meals at a central location and delivering them along a pre-determined route directly to the homes of several seniors in your area. Once you are done, you return the delivery packaging items and get back on your way. Interested in learning how you can help your senior neighbors? Visit “America, Let’s Do Lunch” to get more information.

 

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This is one nonprofit that’s raising awareness to show people just how easy (and rewarding) “donating your lunch break” can be.

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