The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”
Help us spread the word in our community! Let people know that we have Meals on Wheels in Blaine County and just $5 provides a meal to a homebound senior. Donations can be made HERE on our website!
And please help us thank our cheerful, dedicated, and tireless Meals on Wheels volunteers! We could not do it without them!
Carlyle de Bivort, Jim Perkins, Doug Brown, Bonnie Lazzarini, Brian Williams, Sara Baldwin, Megan Pepin, Barbara & Dennis Coleman, Carol Cole, Felicia Soares, Nancy Thomas and Susan Canham.