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Meals On Wheels Atlanta June 2014
In this issue:
  • Mr. Smythe Goes to Washington
  • Bethlehem Open House
  • AMTR Honoree Announced
  • Team Home Depot
  • Globe Academy Donation
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 Mr. Smythe Goes to Washington

Last month Jeff Smythe, our Executive Director, made the trek to Washington, D.C. with the Meals On Wheels Association of America and 12 other Meals On Wheels programs from all over the US.  While in D.C. the group met with 30 legislators and their staff regarding national appropriations for meal programs.  By stressing that for every $1 invested in meal programs, there is a $50 savings in Medicare, they hoped to encourage the restoration of meal program funding to 2010 levels.   

Bethlehem Senior Center Open House

“It’s a New Day at Bethlehem” was the theme at the Bethlehem Open House event on June 8th.  Over 125 guests came and participated in craft and educational opportunities.   Bethlehem members were actively engaged in the event wearing badges that stated “ask me about Bethlehem.”   MOWA continues to need donations, volunteers and pledges to offset cost for taking over operations of the center to keep it open. Special thank to JKnorr, Videographer; Barbara Hudson, Federal Reserve Bank;  Fran, Caribou Coffee;  Project Open Hand, Fulton County and MV transportation for their donations.

Kickoff!  A Meal to Remember 2014

The St. Regis Atlanta hosted Meals On Wheels Atlanta’s Kickoff Luncheon for the 27th Annual A Meal to Remember on Friday, May 16, with Executive Chef Joe Trevino preparing a delicious menu for guests to enjoy.  Our event chairs Patti Dickey, Lovette Russell and Dottie Smith got guests excited about this year’s event by talking about the theme of “Food as Art” as well as announcing this year’s honoree: AGL Resources, for their generous support of A Meal to Remember since its inception and in recognition of retired Atlanta Gas Light President Isaac Blythers.  Melanie Platt of AGL Resources was in attendance to thank the chairs and MOWA for this great honor.  Meals On Wheels Atlanta is grateful to everyone that came out to show their support and are looking forward to another successful A Meal to Remember on Friday, November 7, 2014!

Team Home Depot

Man-oh-man! Do we love The Home Depot!! Last Thursday, a team of 20+ Team Depot volunteers came in and completely transformed the home of one of our clients! These folks weed whacked, mowed and bagged tons of debris from the yard. They installed flooring, cleaned inside, fixed some plumbing and even bought a new stove! Our client, a veteran of the US Army, was beyond thrilled with the work done in his home!

GLOBE Academy canned food drive

The GLOBE Academy’s Girl Scout Daisy Troop had a Meals On Wheels Atlanta canned food drive, which ended on May 9th.  They collectively donated the Single Largest Donation from any one entity EVER to Meals on Wheels Atlanta!  They collected a total of 763 cans of food.  Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Executive Director, Jeffrey Smythe along with Mr. Dennis, a Senior Citizen that receives services from Meals on Wheels came to GLOBE on May 14th to collect the canned goods.  It was a wonderful learning experience for the Scouts.  Way to go GLOBE!

If you or your organization is interested in donationg or collecting food for the Meals On Wheels Atlanta Pantry - please contact Jason Tucker volunteer@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org


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