Meals on Wheels Presents Honoring Our Senior Hunger Champions

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Please join us for an evening of appreciation as the Meals on Wheels Association of America recognizes Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) for their decades of service, leadership and unwavering support for more than 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs and the millions of seniors they serve. 

Over the years, Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman Tom Petri have stood by our nation’s most vulnerable citizens, and want to honor these steadfast champions who join us in the belief that no senior should go hungry.

Senator Harkin has served the people of Iowa for nearly four decades in the U.S. Congress. Throughout his career, he has been a tireless advocate for the federal infrastructure and programs that support the elderly, disabled, and hungry. These include legislative achievements, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, and his Chairmanship of the Senate Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Congressman Petri has served the people of Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District for nearly four decades. During his tenure on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, he has been an unwavering advocate for the Older Americans Act, which supports Meals on Wheels and congregate nutrition programs. He has also been a champion of improvements to the tax code to benefit all of our nation’s charities, and specifically to treat volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels programs more equitably.

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