MEALS ON WHEELS RECOGNIZED FOR ROLE IN IMPROVING SENIOR HEALTH
NEW NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUNGER REPORT RELEASED
The National Commission on Hunger was charged with developing innovative reforms for food assistance programs in the United States. It is comprised of nine individuals appointed by Congressional leadership in 2014. After much research, deliberation and testimony from hundreds of stakeholders and individuals, including many of our own Members and staff, the Commission released their report to Congress and the Administration on January 4: Freedom From Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America. The report includes a set of 20 recommendations, two of which are directly related to reducing hunger and food insecurity among seniors and individuals nationwide.
You can read the full report here. Page 55 specifically highlights Meals on Wheels programs and their impact on health and healthcare costs.