UNF Meals on Wings program a ‘Positively JAX’ story
March 27, 2020
The University of North Florida’s
Meals on Wings program was recently showcased by Channel 4 as one of the “Positively
JAX” stories that highlight local people helping others within the community. UNF faculty are doing their part to continue to help
elderly community members who are most at risk during this time and in
need of essential meals and supplies.
on Wings is one of UNF’s Center for Nutrition and
Food Security programs that recovers unused food from local hospitals and
repackages the food into healthful meals for homebound senior citizens who
participate in the Meals on Wheels program. During this global COVID-19
situation, the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program faculty have stepped up
to continue this important community-outreach initiative. Faculty members are
volunteering their time to fill the spots of students in the Meal on Wings
program who normally prepare and deliver the meals weekly.
mission of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security in UNF’s Brooks College
of Health 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.
The 'Positively JAX' story can be seen here: Meals on Wings Helps Feed Senior Citizens Article.