Meals On Wheels West hosted Meals on Wheels America president/CEO Ellie Hollander at its open house event Monday morning.
“Our Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day making sure that no senior is forgotten,” Hollander said. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals on Wheels programs and ensure all seniors live a nourished lives with independence and dignity.”
March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by our aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities.
Supporters of Meals On Wheels West were on hand Monday at its headquarters at 1823 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica to bring awareness to the reality of hunger in the community and the role home delivered meals play in reducing both hunger and isolation.
Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments participated at the open house along with officials including Malibu City Councilman Lou La Monte and staff representing Assemblyman Richard Bloom and L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
For more information on Meals on Wheels West, call 310.394.5133 or visit www.mealsonwheelswest.org.