TOGETHER, WE MARCH FOR MEALS
On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For nearly 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country. And, the dedicated staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which are sometimes all it takes to keep our senior neighbors at home, where they want to be.
Meals on Wheels programs have come together each March since 2002 to celebrate this proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that our seniors are not forgotten.
By participating in the 2017 March for Meals, you can raise funds locally, build lasting partnerships and be a part of what promises to be the biggest and most visible national Meals on Wheels campaign yet.
A local March for Meals campaign typically consists of:
- Fundraising Activities – independent or in partnership with local businesses
- Volunteer Drives – with the public and in partnership with local organizations
- Community Champions Activities – public appearances, meal preparation and/or meal deliveries by federal, state and local elected officials, local celebrities, business leaders and the media
- Community Outreach – communications with supporters and publicity efforts with local media
If you are interested in participating in march for Meals by delivering meals to a homebound senior, or by volunteering at one of our congregate sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.731.8770.
To learn more, please visit marchformeals.com.