TOGETHER, WE MARCH FOR MEALS
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 more than 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country. 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.
MARCH FOR MEAL IN PBC
Palm Beach County has over 200,000 seniors that are food insecure. This number reflects all seniors, not just the homebound.
WHO: Community Leaders – Mayors, Chefs, Head of Corporations, Philanthropists, etc.
WHAT: Everyone comes together to plate, seal and pack over 200 meals to be delivered to our homebound senior clients in Palm Beach County
WHEN: Friday, March 16th (in celebration of St. Patty’s Day) from 8:30am-10:30am
WHY: To increase awareness for Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. Too many seniors go hungry and as a result each year we’ve increased our meal deliveries by 35-45%. We receive no government funding and rely on the community to support our efforts.