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 over 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 older adults in our communities are not forgotten.
Join the network of 2 million volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of seniors across the country. By donating your lunch break this March, you can help the Meals-on-Wheels program in your community to reach the 1 in 6 seniors who might not know where their next meal is coming from.
How you can support March for Meals:
- Volunteer for a Meals-on-Wheels route
- Post your Meals-on-Wheels story on one of our social media platforms with a #marchformealsssi
- Invite your friends to follow Senior Services on social media
- Share a photo of you delivering meals on your social media pages and tag us!
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