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Southwest Medical donates to 'Meals on Wheels' program

Posted at 12:32 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 15:36:11-04

Southwest Medical Associates will donate meals to Catholic Charities’ “Meals on Wheels” program to feed homebound seniors in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas over the next few months.

As part of the Facebook Live virtual concert series, “Healthy at Home,” one meal per live view will be donated, up to $5,000 per concert, to the program.

The medical group hosted the first Facebook Live concert to kick off the “Healthy at Home” virtual concert series to entertain the community while observing social distancing practices. The first virtual concert featured the original musical stylings of local singer-songwriter Shawn Eiferman.

Southwest Medical Associates committed to donating one meal to the program for every concert view.

Catholic Charities, which oversees the program in Southern Nevada, is the only local organization with a program that delivers meals directly to homebound seniors.

Meals on Wheels delivers a set of seven nutritionally balanced, frozen meals to about 2,300 clients every week throughout the year.

Nevada is ranked among the top states in the nation with the highest rates of hunger risk among the senior population.