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Meals on Wheels Plus Recognized

Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) recently declared Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee an Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accredited program. Similar to the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) seal of approval, Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accreditation is a clear indication that a local senior nutrition program operates according to the highest standards for program safety, program quality and program efficiency.

“We continually strive to improve our meals and our service to the community,” said Ellen Campbell, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “Receiving Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accreditation is recognition of that and we are honored to be given this high level seal of approval for ourselves and the community we serve.”

MOWAA Magnet Accreditation uses criteria designed to measure the program’s performance according to a set of universal performance standards. The rigorous accreditation process examines the program’s performance in several key areas, including resource development, operations management, meal and nutrition services, fiscal management, governance, and others. To receive Exemplary Accreditation means that the program has gone above and beyond the expectations of the MOWAA Accreditation Program.

“We are proud to have Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee as a Member of our national association,” said Enid Borden, President and CEO of MOWAA. “Achieving Exemplary MOWAA Magnet Accreditation should assure all of the members of the community that this program is a program they can trust.”

About Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee

Since 1972, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. has been providing nutritional assistance and caring services to individuals in their homes or in centers throughout Manatee County, helping them to continue to live independently. Over 60 percent of the Meals on Wheels PLUS funds must be raised through local donations, grants, and fundraising projects. For information on how to donate or volunteer, go to www.mealsonwheelsplus.org or call 941-747-4655.

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