March for Meals 2020
Why the month of March?
On March 22nd, 1972, President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors. Since then, senior nutrition programs have delivered more than just a meal to seniors at risk of hunger and isolation. We make sure our seniors are safe in their homes, have a friendly visit, and a nutritious meal.
What is March for Meals?
The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s seniors all year long. The 18th annual March for Meals campaign gives the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors in a variety of ways, such as fundraising activities, volunteer drives, community champions activities, and community outreach to make America stronger and healthier.
“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.”
For questions on how you can get involved, please contact Michelle at MBottrall@mowwm.org
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 former 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.