Meals on Wheels South Florida Partners With Florida Power & Light Company
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Partnership To Deliver More Than 1,000 Hurricane Preparedness Meal Kits To Homebound Clients

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Floridant -- Thanks to the generosity of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Meals on Wheels South Florida (MOWSOFLO) will provide hurricane season relief by delivering packages of shelf-stable disaster meals to more than 400 homebound seniors between July 11-13, 2022.

In an effort to prepare for an already active hurricane season, this initiative focuses on preparing those with great risk of catastrophic health events should any hurricanes or tropical storms temporarily interrupt normal meal delivery services.

FPL employee volunteers and MOWSOFLO team members will distribute these shelf-stable hurricane preparedness meal kits to the most vulnerable clients on the MOWSOFLO waiting list through a donation made possible by the generosity of FPL. The hurricane preparedness meal kits include three days of shelf-stable food and water in the event a major storm impacts the area. All current MOWSOFLO clients will also receive disaster meals through the Federal Older Americans Act funding for home-delivered meals.

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"We're working with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. And, part of that commitment includes helping our most vulnerable customers prepare for hurricane season," FPL Director of External Affairs Timothy Bryant said.

"We are so grateful to have the support of FPL this summer as we prepare our seniors for another hurricane season," said Mark Adler, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels South Florida. "Through this collaborative effort, we are able to serve as many seniors as possible in a very short period of time."

For more information on Meals on Wheels South Florida and its hurricane preparedness efforts, please contact Executive Director Mark Adler at madler@mowsoflo.org or 954.714.6940.

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 five-hundred 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. Meals on Wheels South Florida serves more than 10,000 seniors an estimated 1.5 million meals each year. Included in their comprehensive list of programs and services are home meal delivery, community-based dining, meals for companion pets, grocery shopping assistance, nutrition education and emergency meals. Meals on Wheels South Florida is funded under the Older Americans Act and Fair Share Dollars from local municipalities through the State of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs and The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County.

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