Full hearts, full bellies for moms everywhere

Meals for Moms Mother's Day initiative from MOWAAWhat was my favorite Mother’s Day gift ever? My TomTom, definitely, because I can get lost in a wet paper sack. But I’m lucky. Incredibly lucky. Even if my family completely forgets me this weekend, I still have a home, my health, and all the vegan waffles I can eat.

Not so elsewhere in America. 1 in 9 American senior citizen–mothers, aunts, and grandmothers–face the threat of hunger. The Meals on Wheels Association of America recently launched a new campaign called Meals for Moms to bring attention to this national dilemma.

If you’re still looking for a way to honor mothers this weekend, hit the site and send a virtual flower
to a special mom this Mother’s Day to help raise awareness, or send one to a
homebound senior.  MOWAA’s goal is to send 10,000 e-cards this week–and more ambitiously, to end senior hunger by 2020. To help with that, consider donating $7 which provides a hot meal to one of those moms in need.

I just
sent a bouquet of lilies and tulips to a stranger with the words, Hope
you have a wonderful day!
And now I just want to go hug my own mom.-Delilah

Send an e-card, or make a donation at Meals for Moms, or take the pledge to end senior hunger.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 4, 2011

    Kiki Parry

    Thanks for this great idea CMP, got my Mom exactly what she’d want for Mother’s Day – helping another (senior) lady in need.

    That and taking the whole family out for some pasta.:P

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