March for Meals

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan participates in the national #MarchforMeals campaign every March. March for Meals is an annual month-long event, sponsored by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Meals on Wheels Western Michigan. March for Meals is also intended to help recruit new volunteers from our community and to increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters.

For questions on how you can get involved, please contact Sarah Mariuz.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING 2018 MARCH FOR MEALS CHAMPIONS!

Steve Jazwiec, Mayor of Rockford

Mary Whiteford, 80th District Representative

Chris Becker, Kent County Prosecuting Attorney

Richard Kline, Executive Director of Aging and Adult Services Agency Administration of DHHS

Mark Huizenga, Mayor of Walker

Debbie Jennings, Director of Community Impact at Allegan County United Way

Michael May, Grandville Fire Chief

Jack Poll, Mayor of Wyoming

Cyndi Trobeck, Mayor of Otsego

Elizabeth Melton, Kent County Commissioner – District 13

Andy Rent, 100.5 The River Morning Show host

Stan Ponstein, Kent County Commissioner – District 7

Julius Suchy, Village Manager of Sparta

Mary Judnich, Regional Manager for Senator Debbie Stabenow

Stephen Kepley, Mayor of Kentwood

Chris Afendoulis, 73rd District Representative

Thomas Albert, 86th District Representative

Shelley Irwin, WGVU Morning Show host

Steven Gilbert, Walker Commissioner

Carol Hennessy, Kent County Commissioner – District 14

Michelle Van Dyke, President of the Heart of West Michigan United Way

Shannon Gardner, Vice President of Community Impact at the Heart of West Michigan United Way

Steve Johnson, 72nd District Representative

Peter MacGregor, 28th District Senator

Joan Budden, President of Priority Health

Hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country use this time to reach out to their communities to build the support needed to enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long. By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure that the seniors in your community can live healthy, happy, and independent lives in their home.

“The services that we provide the seniors of Kent and Allegan County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Brewster Hamm, President & CEO of MOWWM, “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age.”

Commissioner Emily Brieve delivering meals to Cascade seniors.

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor and driver, Lyn, delivering meals to Grandville seniors.

Kent County Sheriff Lawrence Stelma delivering meals to late co-worker in Grand Rapids.

Commissioner Diane Jones serving meals at our Grattan Dining Site.

Shelley Irwin, from the WGVU Morning Show, interviewing a senior on a Grand Rapids delivery route. Listen to the interview here!

Mark Huizenga, Mayor of Walker, delivering meals to Walker seniors for his 4th consecutive year.