Meals on Wheels South Florida’s 20th Annual Holiday Gift Box Program

Meals on Wheels South Florida’s 20th Annual Holiday Gift Box Program

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“Meals on Wheels South Florida Celebrates 20th Annual Holiday Gift Box Program, Which Brings Joy To Its Senior Clients During The Holidays”

Meals on Wheels South Florida is one of 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs across the country working every day to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by generous donors and volunteers who help in communities just like Broward County across America.

Each holiday season, Meals on Wheels South Florida’s aim is to ensure their clients enjoy the holidays as much as possible. In addition to the nutritious meals and safety checks they already receive, Meals on Wheels South Florida staff and volunteers visit clients during the week of Christmas and present them with a gift-wrapped box filled with personal care items. These boxes are delivered to 100-150 clients who are generally alone and without family to visit them during the holidays.

Every year, assistance is requested from the community to donate personal care items, pack and decorate boxes, and deliver to the clients. Items being collected for the holiday gift boxes include shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, detergent, combs, washcloths and more.

Members of the community can get involved with the Holiday Gift Box Program by donating personal care items or making financial gifts to help purchase items. Items are being received at the Meals on Wheels headquarters located at 451 N. State Road 7 in Plantation Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. until December 15th.

Those wishing to donate or volunteer for this program can call 954.731.8770 or visit mowsoflo.org/holidayopportunities for more information.

About Meals on Wheels South Florida
Meals on Wheels South Florida is a private nonprofit organization providing hunger-relief services since 1984. With the dedication of nearly 500 volunteers, Meals on Wheels South Florida delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable South Florida seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Meals on Wheels South Florida serves more than 10,000 seniors and 5,000 children an estimated 1.5 million meals each year. Included in their comprehensive list of programs and services are home meal delivery, community-based dining, meals for companion pets, grocery shopping assistance, nutrition education and emergency meals. For more information, please call 954.731.8770 or visit mowsoflo.org.

Meals on Wheels South Florida Funding Statement
Meals on Wheels South Florida is funded under the Older Americans Act and Fair Share Dollars from local municipalities through the State of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs and The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County. The generous support from The Jim Moran Foundation, Jewish Federation of Broward, United Way of Broward, the Children’s Services Council, the cities of Tamarac and Pompano and Private Donations allows us to provide meals and services to those in most immediate need who would otherwise be placed on the ever-growing waiting list for home-delivered meals.

 

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Date And Time

Tue, Nov 22, 2022 to
Thu, Dec 22, 2022

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