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Meals on Wings program brings Thanksgiving meals to local seniors

Students in UNF's Meals on Wings program prepared and delivered over 200 healthful meals to homebound seniors in need.

The nutrition and dietetics students who volunteer their spare time to take part in Meals on Wings insist they get as much out of the program as the seniors. They are able to put classroom lessons into practice to prepare nutritional meals as well as build relationships with the elders they are serving.

Meals on Wings is one of the Brooks College of Health Center for Nutrition and Food Security programs that recovers unused food from local hospitals and repackages it into healthful meals for homebound seniors.

The mission of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security is to bring individuals and organizations together in a coordinated and sustained effort that finds solutions and eliminates barriers to improving food access and nutritional health in the local and global community.