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Getting Food to Seniors


  The Walmart Foundation has given the New Orleans Council on Aging a $15,000 grant to buy a van so it can continue delivering food to senior citizens in Orleans Parish through the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). Howard Rodgers, executive director of the council, says the grant also will allow the group to provide meals to an additional 200 people who have been on a waiting list.

  In a study released last year, the MOWAA reported that 6 million seniors in America face the risk of hunger, a jump of 20 percent in one year.

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