The 2017 proposed budget proposes reductions in federal money for the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program. At SCI we see the impact of Meals on Wheels on real people every day. Not only is it crucial to seniors' health, but it is very cost-effective: we can feed a senior for about a year for the cost of one day in the hospital.
Here are some ways in which you can help in our effort to keep the funding for MOW.
1. Call or write the President and Members of Congress. All of your elected officials need to hear your voices and your stories. Resources to help you make calls to the President and members of Congress can be found here.
2. Stay Active on Social Media. Here are a few sample tweets and Facebook/Instagram posts you can use to support your social media advocacy. Plus, feel free to use our social media-ready images to complement your posts.
3. Stay informed and talk with people you know. Read and watch this blog and interview with Meals on Wheels America's President and CEO Ellie Hollander:
Meals On Wheels Is Working For Everyone
Interview with CNN
You may also want to read MOWA's statement clarifying some common misconceptions related to MOW's funding sources, as well as their official statement in response to the President's Budget Blueprint.
Watch these stories from real Meals on Wheels clients and find out how donating just one lunch hour can change a life