Meals On Wheels West will host Ellie Hollander, President of Meals on Wheels America, at its upcoming Open House.

“Our Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day making sure that no senior is forgotten,” said Hollander. “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 life with independence and dignity.”

March for Meals is a national Meals On Wheels Association of America campaign held annually during the month of March to raise awareness and celebrate the success of Meals On Wheels. Meals Meals On Wheels’ More Than a Meal program provides a hot lunch and afternoon snack, local newspapers, fresh produce from the farmers’ market and a Wellness Check by a caring volunteer.

“10,000 people turn 65 each day and the need for our services is growing. Our meal deliveries are up 32 percent over last year. Please remember to refer, volunteer and donate. Join us on March 16th to recognize our Community Champions and celebrate the support of our volunteers and donors,” said Chris Baca, Meals On Wheels West Executive Director.

Supporters of Meals On Wheels West will be on hand to bring awareness to the reality of hunger in the community and the role home delivered meals play in assisting neighbors to continue living independently in their homes. Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments, who are Community Champions, will participate in Open House along with officials including Malibu City Councilman Lou La Monte and staff representing Assemblyman Richard Bloom and Supervisor Kuehl. Hollander is the keynote speaker.

The open house will be held on March 16, at Meals On Wheels West, 1823 Michigan Ave. from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

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