Santa Monica-based Meals on Wheels West is distributing 200 blankets during this month and in February to help keep its clients warm during the winter.

The nonprofit organization received the blankets from American Airlines during the holiday season.

Last year Meals on Wheels served more than 103,000 meals to the homebound and elderly living in Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Topanga, representatives said. The need for meals is expected to grow this year, they predict.

For more information about Meals on Wheels West and its services, (310) 394-5133 or www.mealsonwheelswest.org/.

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