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March for Meals 2017


March for Meals is a nationwide event dedicated to the seniors of our communities. Each year hundreds of organization around the country join together, including VNA Texas, to raise awarness for Meals on Wheels.

Sample Letter to Congressmen:


Date

The Honorable (Full Name of U.S. Representative)
U.S. House of Representatives
US Capitol
Washington DC 20515

The Honorable (Full Name of U.S. Senator)
United States Senate
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510


Dear (Congressman/Congresswoman/Senator) (Last Name):

I am writing you on behalf of the 6,000 seniors served in Dallas County by VNA Texas Meals on Wheels. I want you to know there is a growing number of people facing senior hunger and isolation, both serious problems currently impacting your District and our nation at large.

VNA Texas provides both home-delivered and congregate meals as a public-private partnership and is a success story of the Older Americans Act by keeping our seniors healthy. Each meal costs about $6 to produce and deliver, compared to approximately $150 per day to live a nursing home on Medicaid or $2,000 per day to be hospitalized. Meals on Wheels is a fiscally smart investment!

If you would like to learn more or tour the VNA Texas kitchen (the largest single-site kitchen in the nation), please contact VNA President & CEO, Katherine Krause at krausek@vnatexas.org or (214) 689-0000. Thank you for your support of Meals on Wheels! Sincerely,

(Your Name)
(Your Home Address)

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