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Meals On Wheels Atlanta January 2014
In this issue:
- Dog and Cat food
- Walmart
- MLK Day of Service
- Christmas Eve Delivery
- Canned Food needs
 
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Atlanta Humane Society Collaboration

Meals On Wheels Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society are partnering to help needy seniors in Atlanta feed their pets! Often times, our senior clients enjoy the companionship of a cherished pet. However, it is often a struggle for them to care for and feed their pets due to limited resources.  Joel Izlar, MOWA Meal Services Manager, observed that this was an opportunity to help our seniors and approached the Atlanta Humane Society. Through this partnership, the Atlanta Humane Society is providing cat and dog food for us to deliver to our senior clients who need this assistance. Since starting to deliver cat/dog food in November we have delivered 42 bins of pet food to nine seniors in need. We are thrilled to provide this resource to our senior clients and their furry companions. We hope to expand this program to more seniors and provide other services through this unique partnership with the Atlanta Humane Society.

 
Walmart Foundation Grant

Glen Wilkins of Walmart presents a check to Jeff Smythe of MOWA

Meals On Wheels Atlanta recently received a $75,000 contribution to assist with feeding Atlanta’s most needy seniors. The grant, which was given through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program, will provide more than 13,000 meals for hungry seniors served through the organization.  Many thanks to Walmart for this incredible support to fight hunger.

More information can be found here on this generous donation!

 
Martin Luther King Day of Service

 

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
    - Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s been 20 years since MLK Jr. Day was designated by congress as a national day of service. In celebration of King’s vision of a beloved community, YOU can help by devoting around 2 hours of your time to delivering meals! Delivery takes place on Saturday, January 18th at 9am. Slots are very limited and filling up fast!!!

To sign up and for further information, please contact Jason Tucker, Volunteer Coordinator, at (404) 351-6194.  

 

Christmas Eve Delivery

 

Our Annual Christmas Eve delivery was once again a huge success!  In addidtion to a special holiday meal, every Senior on our routes received a couple of Christmas gifts.  One senior in particular called to thank everyone involved in giving her a Christmas gift this year. She shared that these were the only gifts she received this Christmas and it gave her joy to know that someone cared and thought about her on this holiday.  Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make our Christmas Eve special for all of our seniors.

 

 

Canned Goods Needed!

We are in need of canned vegetable goods that are:
  • (Preferably) new; must be undented, unexpired, low sodium and not contain any MSG or High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Kinds of canned vegetable goods to donate: carrots, peas, beans, corn, okra, other greens (vegetables) that would be used to cook in a balanced meal)
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