"I had the most amazing time in Washington, DC speaking about the need for everyone to get onboard and support Meals on Wheels. There were things I learned that made it even more important and urgent to look closely at this amazing organization. It was the week before Mother's Day and it was an honor to be with Enid Borden, the CEO of Meals on Wheels, and listen to her impassioned vision of what must be done in this country for our seniors.
I thought that the seniors were getting three meals a day but learned on my visit to Washington that they only get one meal a day for five days per week. Nothing on the weekends!
Some seniors are at home alone with no one to feed them. They cannot cook for themselves so they rely on Meals on Wheels to bring the food to them.
I went into the kitchen in Richmond, Virginia last year; cooked with the kitchen crew; helped load the van and off we went to deliver the food to these lovely people who mostly live alone. The volunteers who deliver the food may be the only people they see in a day! Pretty humbling and amazing. I sat with such beautiful people who loved telling me their stories about their children; their lives and their love for Meals on Wheels.
There are 10,000 people turning 65 every day! Seniors are to be honored and respected for their value; their wisdom and their worth. Why are other cultures so far ahead of us?
Please take a look at the videos below. It was an honor for me to be there."