Meals Program Providers

Many LeadingAge members provide congregate and home-delivered meals to help ensure that frail elders in their communities have access to nutritious meals in order to remain in their own homes and communities.

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Study Shows More Seniors Hungry in the U.S

Some 15% of seniors, about 9.3 million individuals, in the United States faced the threat of hunger, according to The State of Senior Hunger in America 2012: An Annual Report, a new report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released a report.

Meals on Wheels: New Report on Sequestration's Impact

Sequestering Meals on Wheels Could Cost the Nation $489 Million per Year, is a new Center for Effective Government report on the potential impact of sequestration on older adults who rely on Title III C Home Delivered Nutrition Services, such as Meals on Wheels.

President Signs Older Americans Act

President Barack Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2015, after it passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support. LeadingAge commends the President for signing the OAA, which was 5 years overdue for reauthorization.

Revised Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced

A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR).

USDA Proposes New Ways to Improve Nutrition of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors

U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule that would for the first time ever allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and nonprofit organizations to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to homebound seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to shop for food.

  1. Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Re-Introduced

    LeadingAge praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for re-introducing their bipartisan legislation, the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act, S. 309.  This legislation would establish a new Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan (CBI-SNP) demonstration program. This program would ...

  2. Meals on Wheels: Taking On A Critical Role in Health Care 

    Meals on Wheels is trying to formalize the health and safety checks its volunteers already conduct during their daily home visits to seniors.

  3. President Signs Older Americans Act

    President Barack Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2015, after it passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support. LeadingAge commends the President for signing the OAA, which was 5 years overdue for reauthorization.  LeadingAge appreciates the leadership of the Senate Health, ...

  4. USDA Proposes New Ways to Improve Nutrition of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule that would for the first time ever allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and nonprofit organizations to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to homebound seniors ...

  5. Revised Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced

    A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR).