March for Meals

Wake County – Are you ready to March for Meals?

Join us for Community ChampionsWeek - March 22 - 26, 2021

 
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 nearly 46 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to home-bound 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 our seniors are not forgotten.
 
By participating in the 2021 March for Meals in Wake County, you can raise funds locally, build lasting partnerships and be a part of what promises to be the biggest and most visible national Meals on Wheels campaign 
 
 
 
 

Due to COVID-19, March for Meals activities will be very different this year.  We are not able to offer any in-person activities, including meal delivery.  But you can still help:

We are looking for members of the community to share news about the importance of our program to their colleagues, family, friends, faith communities, and neighborhoods.  If you would like to receive a packet of information about our program please send an e-mail to amy@wakemow.org.  You can use this information to craft your own message about the importance of our program and why you support it. 

Perhaps you are able to organize your family or a small group to compile breakfast bags for our clients.  Each bag includes a package of instant oatmeal, a juice box, a cup of fruit cocktail, and a soft breakfast bar.  Make as many as you can and deliver them to our office at 1001 Blair Dr., Raleigh. We will make sure our clients receive them.

Other items you can collect and bring to us include facemasks, word search and crossword puzzle books, adult coloring books with colored pencils.

If you can think of other ways to help promote our agency during March please let us know.  Call Mary Kate at 919-833-1749.