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Walmart Foundation Gives $30,000 Grant for Nourishing Homebound Seniors

Posted July 8, 2015

MOWSF Blog | Press Releases

MOWSF senior PauletteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — The Walmart Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF). These funds will help fight hunger and improve nutrition for low-income seniors throughout the city.

“This year, Meals On Wheels of San Francisco will deliver more than 1.4 million meals to 3,300 homebound seniors,” said Ashley McCumber, CEO and Executive Director of MOWSF. “This generous gift from Walmart will help ensure these seniors receive two healthy and balanced meals each day. It will also allow us to provide safety checks and nutrition education. Support from corporate partners like Walmart is critical to addressing the needs of our growing population, offering desperately needed hunger relief to elderly residents across our city.”

More than 13,000 San Francisco seniors live at or below the federal poverty level. Many must make tough choices on how to divide their limited incomes between the costs of food, rent and medications.

By providing 14 health-appropriate, nutritious meals a week, driver safety checks, and nutrition services, MOWSF, is able to help seniors live healthier and safer in their homes.

In December 2013, MOWSF received its first generous grant from the Walmart Foundation. We are grateful for the organization’s continued support.

For interview requests or more information, please contact Vivien Kim Thorp, MOWSF Communications Manager, at 415- 343-1315 or vthorp@mowsf.org.


About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives — nutritious meals, professional social work and friendly human contact. MOWSF is a local organization supporting local seniors. Our network of drivers, social workers, nutritionists, community partners, volunteers, donors and advocates are a formidable force against senior neglect and malnutrition. We believe in delivering more than a meal – we are Nourishing the Whole Person.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.

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