On Thursday, September 26, several leaders from Meals on Wheels Association of America, Feeding America, and the AARP will visit FeedMore’s headquarters to examine the possibility of emulating FeedMore’s programs across the country. Currently, FeedMore is the only hunger-relief agency in the country with a food bank, a Meals on Wheels, and an on-site kitchen that all work together to fight hunger.
MOWAA, Feeding America, and AARP leaders will briefly address FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels volunteers and then join FeedMore’s executive leadership team in discussions on the ins and outs of the FeedMore model.
FeedMore was created on July 1, 2008 with the merger of the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia. As the new organization was born, an unprecedented economic downturn brought a challenging combination of limited financial resources for nonprofits across the country, as well as historic increases in demand for services. The FeedMore merger was timely, and the new partnership allowed the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels to maximize efficiencies and available resources to better serve those in need.
Now, in 2013, as the effects of sequestration are felt nationwide, Meals on Wheels Association of America and Feeding America aim to work together even more as they broaden services, specifically as they relate to senior hunger, and remain as cost effective as possible.
The national leaders visiting FeedMore are:
Meals on Wheels Association of America
Ellie Hollander, President and CEO
Keith Greene, Chief Membership Officer
Magda Hageman, VP, Education and Training
Bob Herbolsheimer , Chief Development Officer
Erika Kelly, Chief Advocacy Officer
Don Miller, Chief Financial and Admin Officer
Linda Netterville , VP, Nutrition, Grants & National Resource Center
Susan Waldman, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Lisa Davis, VP of Government Relations
Ami McReynolds, VP of National Programs
Maggie Biscarr, Hunger Program Manager
Jim Lutzweiler, VP Hunger Impact Area
FeedMore’s programs – the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen – provide hunger-relief solutions for our region’s most vulnerable populations – food-insecure children, struggling families, the disabled and homebound seniors. FeedMore serves neighbors in need across Central Virginia’s 31 counties and five cities, ranging from rural and suburban to urban localities. For additional information about our programs and services, please visit www.feedmore.org.