This month, Rocketeers are supporting The Meals On Wheels Association of America. Meals on Wheels is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs positioned in all 50 US States.
There are over 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the US that provide over one million meals to seniors every day. Some programs serve meals at locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services.
This organization was submitted by Rocketeer, Kirby Sander, who says “I feel that it is such a great charity because a lot of senior citizens want to live independently for as long as they can, understandably. This allows them do that. Not only are they offering a needed service but they are offering companionship as well for that brief time they are there."
Kirby's grandfather was heavily involved with for a long time. She explains "It was very inspiring me to me because I thought... here is a guy who is close to the age of some of these people he is delivering meals to but he was out there every Friday helping out. He realized that even though he was older he was still physically capable of getting out there and helping out those who truly cannot help themselves."
Kirby also mentioned that her grandfather has such a huge heart and took care of his own mother who lived on her own until she was in her 90’s. Perhaps he saw a little bit of her in the people he brought meals to.
For more information about Meals on Wheels, visit http://www.mowaa.org