MOWAA) fight senior hunger – but time is running out. Until only October 15, every time a visitor at www.ShareTheTable.com affirms their belief in meaningful meals with their family at the dinner table, popular Italian food maker Barilla will donate $1 to MOWAA, up to $150,000, and visitors get a special gift.
Barilla is offering a free star-studded cookbook available for download after clicking to support the Share the Table project. Mario Batali and Julianne Moore have teamed up with 10 notable celebrities to create the limited edition Celebrity Pasta Lovers' Cookbook. The book is packed with family meal-sharing tips and exclusive Mario Batali recipes inspired by favorite pasta dishes from celebrities including Meryl Streep, Kristin Chenoweth and Jimmy Fallon.
“Families often take for granted the companionship offered at the dinner table that so many of our seniors live without,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “Barilla’s generosity means more of America’s homebound seniors will have the human contact and nutrition they need to survive. Barilla is a powerful partner in our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020.”
At www.ShareTheTable.com, people will find more than 100 tips to create a family dinner filled with robust conversation, meaningful interactions and flavorful food. "Eating together has enriched my family's life," said Oscar®-nominated actress Julianne Moore. "Through Barilla's 'Share the Table,' I want to share with others how easy it can be to create meaningful family meals at home and how rewarding it can be."
Approximately six millions seniors in America - one in nine - face the threat of hunger, according to MOWAA-sponsored research. The findings indicate that about 700,000 more seniors faced that risk in 2007 than did in 2001. Meals On Wheels programs deliver more than one million meals every day to America's seniors.