Sponsor a Meal

Sponsor a Meal for Meals On WheelsSponsor a Meal fills in the gaps for regional Meals On Wheels recipients on Federal holidays, when the agency is closed, so seniors and others who rely on the program don’t go hungry. Instead, local businesses are encouraged to support holiday meals.

Companies and professionals in the area can provide hundreds of lunches and dinners by sponsoring or co-sponsoring meals. For example, $2,000 per day will underwrite 500 meals.

The need for Meals On Wheels has grown by 50 percent in the past 10 years. Due to faltering Federal and State funding, some community sponsorship for this essential program has gone from being welcome to critical for it to continue with the same level of effectiveness. Each sponsor should also keep in mind that every meal they support has a custom-designed label indicating the name of the business whose financial assistance made it possible.

For more information, call Elder Services at (203) 757-7738 or email Nutrition [at] NewOppInc [dot] org.

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