Meals on Wheels South Florida Celebrates 21st Annual Holiday Gift Box Program
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Organization requests personal care items from the community this season

PLANTATION, Fla. - Floridant -- Meals on Wheels South Florida is one of 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs across the country working every day to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by generous donors and volunteers who help in communities just like Broward County across America.

Each holiday season, Meals on Wheels South Florida's aim is to ensure their clients enjoy the holidays as much as possible. In addition to the nutritious meals and safety checks they already receive, Meals on Wheels South Florida staff and volunteers visit clients during the week of Christmas and present them with a gift-wrapped box filled with personal care items. These boxes are delivered to 100-150 clients who are generally alone and without family to visit them during the holidays.

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Every year, assistance is requested from the community to donate personal care items, pack and decorate boxes, and deliver to the clients. Items being collected for the holiday gift boxes include shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, detergent, washcloths and more.

"Meals on Wheels South Florida is supported every day by community partners and volunteers dedicated to supporting their senior neighbors," said Mark Adler, Executive Director for Meals on Wheels South Florida. "As we celebrate the 21st annual holiday gift box program, we want our clients to feel special this holiday season by providing them with a wonderful holiday surprise."

Members of the community can get involved with the Holiday Gift Box Program by donating personal care items or making financial gifts to help purchase items. Items are being received at the Meals on Wheels headquarters located at 451 N. State Road 7 in Plantation Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. until December 13th. Those wishing to donate towards this program can call 954.714.6924 or visit for more information.

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About Meals on Wheels South Florida
Meals on Wheels South Florida is a private nonprofit organization providing hunger-relief services since 1984. With the dedication of community volunteers, Meals on Wheels South Florida delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable South Florida seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Included in their comprehensive list of programs and services are home meal delivery, meals and grooming for companion pets, grocery shopping assistance, nutrition education and emergency meals. For more information, please call 954.731.8770 or visit

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