You may never give your next meal a second thought. But that is not true for many senior citizens. One of the most rewarding things you can do with your group is to hold a Meals on Wheels fundraiser. According to their website, “Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.”
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to senior citizens unable to provide adequate meals for themselves. This problem is larger than most people understand. Meals on Wheels, like many other organizations, struggle at year-end to meet its needs. At the end of the year, people are running out of money. Many charitable organizations compete for the donations still available. Imagine how grateful seniors in your neighborhood will knowing your group is willing to spend time and effort holding a Meals on Wheels fundraiser to raise money specifically for them.
You can choose any of the traditional money makers for your Meals on Wheels fundraiser. Cookie dough fundraising, candy fundraising, or even flower bulb fundraisers are all great for this cause. How you raise money is not as important as just helping out those that need you the most.
A Meals on Wheels fundraiser is also a great learning experience for young children. It provides an opportunity for kids to be involved with helping others. You will find much support within your community for a Meals of Wheels fundraiser. We can all get behind a cause that is focused on helping those who need a little help taking care of themselves.