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Meals On Wheels Fact Sheet: United States

Meals On Wheels Fact Sheet: United States

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Published by Will Thomas
Meals On Wheels Association of America US Fact Sheet.

Published March 2014.

Design by Olga Norwood.
Meals On Wheels Association of America US Fact Sheet.

Published March 2014.

Design by Olga Norwood.

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Published by: Will Thomas on May 31, 2014
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 to learn more about how you can help solve senior hunger in your state and community today.
8.8 million of America's seniors — or nearly 1 in 6 — may not know where their next meal is coming from.
 Programs like
Meals on Wheels
 are critical to solving this national crisis. The nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks delivered each day are often all it takes to enable our seniors to live independently in their own homes. And, when they do, we all save billions of tax dollars in avoided hospital, health care and nursing home costs.
Investing in Meals on Wheels is a win-win.
The Senior Hunger Crisis
is Real
 seniors in United States are STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER
 million  in need
 of them /
the more we invest, the more
we save
For every dollar we invest in Meals on Wheels we CAN SAVE UP TO
in Medicaid spending.IF WE COMMIT TO SERVING  just one quarter of the hungry seniors in the United States...
 WE INVESTcan be offset 50 times
by the
The American public gets it:
71% believe
 the government should pay for Meals on Wheels.
it wouldn
t take much to fix
WE CAN PROVIDE nutritious meals for a United States senior for a full year FOR LESS THAN
The Federal government’scontribution covers ONLY
 OF THAT COST.PROGRAMS RELY on contributions from state, local, private and other resources to cover the rest.

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