MOWforWNYcolor-ICON_2The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York will once again be encouraging WNY shoppers to “Step up to the Plate” at Dash’s Markets in support of Meals on Wheels’ mission.

Beginning Sunday November 3, 2013 and continuing through Saturday, December 7, shoppers will be able to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at any of Dash’s four local stores to benefit the work of Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels delivers approximately 900,000 meals per year to homebound seniors and disabled individuals out of 21 sites throughout Erie County.  No qualifying individual is turned away due to an inability to pay.

“Meals on Wheels does so much more than just deliver nutrition to the homebound.  Our volunteers provide a few minutes of warm conversation to the lonely and provide tremendous peach of mind to caregivers who know their loved ones are being checked on,” Tara A. Ellis, President and CEO, said. “With high demand, increased costs and flat or decreasing funding, community support becomes absolutely critical.  We’re very grateful to the tremendous team at Dash’s for their collaboration on this fundraiser and to Dash’s shoppers for their generous donations.”