March for Meals


Smiling staff member holds a March for Meals sign in front of spring flowers
Why the Month of March?
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. 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. For more than 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has been the primary piece of federal legislation supporting the social and nutritional needs of adults age 60 and older. The dedicated staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a 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 across the country 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. It’s more important than ever to celebrate the power and importance of Meals on Wheels amid a lingering pandemic, historic inflation and other challenges.


During Community Champions Week, we invite our community figures to safely deliver meals, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels. This special week within March for Meals provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved with Meals on Wheels to help raise public awareness for the nutritional and social needs of seniors.We invite the members of our community to share news about the importance of our program to their colleagues, family, friends, faith communities, and neighborhoods.  

If you are interested in volunteering during Community Champions Week, please reach out to