Al Roker will be a celebrity guest volunteer on RLTV's Good Food, Good Deeds, a half-hour series combining a cook-off with the life-saving mission of Meals On Wheels Association of America. The episode featuring Roker will air on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.
The series reinforces the importance of a nutritious diet for those over 50, and shines the spotlight on a vital issue affecting more and more seniors -- that of senior hunger.
Elliot Jacobson, senior VP programming and production at RLTV, said in a release: "Al Roker is the ideal celebrity guest as he will inspire our audience and underline our commitment of presenting issues that are crucial to the vitality of our viewers."
Each episode of Good Food, Good Deeds begins with co-hosts Florence Henderson and nutritionist Joy Bauer cooking in their kitchen. Bauer plans each menu, offering guidance on which foods to buy and which to avoid-serving up meals that are tasty and easy to prepare.
The focus then turns to a celebrity guest, who experiences the fast-paced, inspiring, and fulfilling work of a Meals On Wheels volunteer. Al Roker will learn firsthand the challenges of preparing hundreds of meals and delivering them on deadline, as he pitches in at a local MOWAA chapter in New York City.
"Cooking good, healthy food is a passion of mine and making sure nobody goes hungry is another," Roker, of NBC's Today and The Weather Channel's Wake Up With Al, said in the release. "I'm pleased to be working with the committed volunteers at Meals on Wheels to prepare and deliver warm meals to hungry New Yorkers."