Meals on Wheels and More delivers meals to 3,400 homebound and disabled persons with the help of 3,500 volunteers every weekday!
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market, a leader in the natural and organic foods industry and America's first national certified organic grocer, was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" in 2008 by Health magazine. The Whole Foods Market motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"™ captures the company's mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to its 53,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 11 consecutive years.
For most of us, food is the centerpiece of our holiday celebrations. We relish the meals we share with friends and family at our favorite restaurants, and we savor the holiday recipes we make at home. But we also know that some in our community are not as lucky. The elderly, the working poor, and too many children are not always able to enjoy great food whenever they wish.
Today, Meals on Wheels and More serves 4000 meals a day in Austin, an alltime high for the agency. Last year, the nonprofit added an average of 30 new clients each month. In 2009, that number shot up to an average of 100 new meal recipients per month. In order to keep up with the demand in Central Texas, the agency expects to serve more than 2.1 million meals by 2020. With so many people in precarious straits, nonprofits like Meals on Wheels have never needed our support as much as they do now.
That's why this holiday season, Dishola and Whole Foods Market have partnered with Meals on Wheels and More to bring warm, nutritious dishes to the hands of those less fortunate.
For every review posted on Dishola.com between Nov 11th, 2009 and Nov 30th, 2009, we will ensure that a dish of food is delivered to a needy family. It is a small, yet meaningful way to share the love of food with those who need it most this holiday season.
Please support our dish-for-dish campaign by signing up as a new member here on Disholaand reviewing a dish. If you are already a member, please review a dish and encourage your foodie friends to join in.
Thank you and warm, tasty holiday wishes to all!