National online gourmet bakery Bake Me A Wish! is helping connect loved ones and support seniors during the coronavirus outbreak. Through the end of June, 5% of all purchases on BakeMeAWish.com sales will be donated to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund to help ensure that seniors (our most at-risk population during COVID-19, who are isolated at home) will receive the services they need including a nutritious meal.
“Seniors are our most vulnerable population and at a higher risk of getting COVID-19,” says Joe Dornoff, president of Bake Me A Wish! “Anything any of us can do to help our seniors is critical. When you send a BakeMeAWish.com gourmet bakery gift you are connecting with the ones you love and helping our population most in need. Bake Me A Wish! is proud to be able to support the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Fund.”
“I speak on behalf of the nationwide Meals on Wheels network in expressing our deep appreciation for compassionate companies like Bake Me A Wish!,” says Kristine Templin, chief development officer for Meals on Wheels America. “This donation will help to ensure the rapidly growing number of homebound seniors continue to receive the nutritious meals and services they need amid this evolving national crisis.”
BakeMeAWish.com gives customers a unique way to send love, celebrate a birthday or simply let someone know they are being thought of through gourmet baked goods. The website offers guaranteed next day delivery to ensure an immediate connection, while also ensuring seniors are fed and have a watchful eye on their wellbeing during this pandemic.
Meals on Wheels America supports and represents more than 5,000 community-based programs that have roughly 2 million staff and volunteers nationwide. Donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund will go toward food, transportation and personnel costs, as well as technological and logistical efforts.