2014 MARCH FOR MEALS: Celebrating Meals on Wheels Programs Across America and the Seniors they Serve
June 24, 2014
Jenny Bertolette, Communications Director, Meals on Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is counting down the days until the 12th annual March for Meals – a community-by-community celebration of the Meals on Wheels programs that keep our senior neighbors happier and healthier. The month of March will mobilize local Senior Nutrition Programs across the country to connect with their communities and build the support that will sustain them all year long.
For the first time this year, the Association launched “marchformeals.com” where supporters can learn more about Meals on Wheels and senior hunger, and find a local March for Meals celebration. The list of nearly 300 participating Meals on Wheels programs grows every day with celebrations that range from volunteer drives, fundraising events and Community Champions Week – the third week in March devoted to special awareness-raising activities featuring prominent community figures.
Meals on Wheels programs collectively serve a nutritious meal, a warm smile and the safety check that keep over two and a half million seniors a year healthy and living in their own homes. This effort is the product of a dynamic and effective partnership between a national network of local Meals on Wheels programs and the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who give so generously in their communities.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America provides support to this passionate, committed and effective nationwide Meals on Wheels network through education, funding, advocacy and research. Learn more at “mowaa.org”.