March for Meals – Community Champions Week
Edmond Mobile Meals is a proud participant of the 18th Annual 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 to make America stronger and healthier.
The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
“The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”
Edmond Mobile Meals will have many prominent local figures volunteering in our kitchen and delivering meals in honor of Community Champions Week, March 16-20. Our Community Champions include US House Representative Kendra Horn, State Senators Adam Pugh and Stephanie Bice, Miss Oklahoma, Edmond City Councilors, The Edmond Women’s Club and more. This enables them to see the direct and personal impact our services have on homebound elderly and disabled residents of our community.
For more information, visit www.marchformeals.com.