Linda Evans and Linda Gray, of popular rival '80s soap operas "Dynasty" and "Dallas," respectively, are teaming up to support the Meals On Wheels Association Of America (MOWAA)'s upcoming "Meals for Moms" campaign -- just in time for Mother's Day. The two will participate in a press event on May 8 on Capitol Hill, according to a press release. The event will also feature a Mother's Day card signing by Members of Congress for recipients of Meals on Wheels' services.
Senior women rank among the most at-risk for hunger, according to research by MOWAA. This research moved the group to initiate its Meals for Moms program in 2010, collecting greeting cards and e-cards for delivery to housebound senior moms. The program expanded to include the Capitol Hill signing in 2011, which drew the participation of 40 congressmen. This year, the program aims to distribute 100,000 Mother's Day messages; visitors to mealsformoms.org can participate in the campaign by creating an e-card or making a donation.
Aside from their work with Meals on Wheels, both Gray and Evans have built on their daytime television fame, remaining active in the public sphere in the time since "Dynasty" and "Dallas" went off the air: Evans has published a book and was named winner of reality show "Hell's Kitchen" in 2009, while Gray has worked as an actress in film and on stage and served as a U.N. ambassador, among other accomplishments.