Meals on Wheels America is asking all members of the Meals on Wheels community to lift up their voices (or rather their plates!) to have their voices heard.
As the Federal Fiscal Year is looming ahead (FY18), we must help ensure that we #SAVELUNCH. Inadequate federal funding will have immediate and rippling effects on Maryland’s seniors and other homebound individuals.
Why is it so important now?
At this critical juncture, when both the need and demand for nutritious meals are substantial and growing, we must make the needs of our most vulnerable and isolated seniors a higher priority. When any funds leave the system, a chain reaction is set into motion that strains privately and federally funded programs alike, along with the people we serve. Our nation can either invest a little in senior nutrition now, or spend much more on the negative impact on healthcare costs later.
What are we doing to #SAVELUNCH?
This month, we are collecting paper plates with messages of support to deliver to members of Congress when they are home for their general recess. Constituents are sharing their stories on why saving lunch is so important. The plates will be sent to elected official on Capitol Hill.
What can you do to #SAVELUNCH?
Join us in writing notes of support on paper plates about what Meals on Wheels means to YOU and why it should be protected.
Be sure to include #SAVELUNCH somewhere in the message.
This highly visible way helps us highlight the needs of seniors living in Central Maryland so Congress knows how effective (and needed!) Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is and the difference the Meals on Wheels community makes every day.
You can turn in your physical paper plate this week to the Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland headquarters, with a Meals on Wheels driver or at your site.
Are you on social media? Snap a picture of why we need to #SAVELUNCH with your paper plate.
Or simply tell us with the hashtag #SAVELUNCH on why Meals on Wheels is important to you.
Interested in helping out more?
Please contact Guy Arceneaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.