This post is brought to you by McAlister’s Deli
Nothing warms my heart more than a company giving back to the community. This November, McAlister’s Deli is partnering with Meals on Wheels America on its “Warming up the Community” campaign to help provide warm meals to seniors during the holidays.
From 11/1 to 11/30, McAlister’s will donate 10 cents for every soup sold, starting with a minimum donation of $100K, to Meals on Wheels. Third-party delivery and catering are not included.
Meals on Wheels specifically supports the senior population in America. One in 5 Americans is over 60 years of age, with 1 in 4 living alone. Many have reported feeling alone—and this year, due to the pandemic, that number has increased dramatically. Food insecurity has gotten a lot worse this year for many individuals.
It’s more than just delivering a meal. Meals on Wheels provides a valuable social need as well. Many Meals on Wheels programs around the country also manage congregate nutrition sites, such as senior centers, which offer more mobile seniors the opportunity to socialize with one another. Having a friendly smile deliver a meal can brighten a personas day. According to Meals on Wheels, 58% of home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day.
Make sure to stop by McAlister’s Deli to grab some delicious soup during the “Warming up the Community” campaign to help support Meals on Wheels. For a limited time, they are offering White Chicken Chili. My favorite is the Broccoli Cheddar soup in a big bread bowl. Talk about comfort food.