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Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: Meals on Wheels Atlanta
The Home Depot Foundation is shining a light on local housing, arts and food security nonprofit partners. Their leadership supports systemic change, creating a more equitable future for those in underserved communities.
For Meals on Wheels Atlanta (MOWA), Chief Executive Officer Charlene Crusoe-Ingram is taking steps to ensure no Atlanta-area senior is hungry, cold or forgotten. “We acknowledge that race is a factor affecting senior hunger in America, particularly in the South,” says Charlene. “At MOWA, we truly believe that in this city, no one should go hungry.”
90% of MOWA’s clients are African Americans with incomes well below the poverty line. “My vision is that when people look to us as a lifeline, we deliver,” says Charlene. “That’s what motivates us to invest in continued growth and provide uninterrupted service to those who are counting on us – especially in times of crisis like we’re facing now.”
MOWA has implemented Super Saturday delivery services since the onset of COVID-19. More than 100 volunteers deliver a weeks’ supply of meals every Saturday to 83 different routes throughout Atlanta.
“In addition to our core meal delivery services, we complete home repair projects for more than 350 seniors and veterans throughout metro Atlanta each year,” says Charlene. “But ultimately, the vision is to support the dignity and independence of those we serve.”
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