March for Meals

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches was recognized for its efforts in serving homebound seniors by the Palm Beach County Commission, which issued a proclamation declaring March 2021 as March for Meals Month.

County Mayor Dave Kerner and each of the six commission members this month signed the proclamation — sponsored by Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss — which honors Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches for nourishing and enriching the lives of the county’s homebound seniors by delivering nutritious meals, with compassion and love.

The proclamation also praises Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches for its efforts in ensuring many homebound seniors remain safe and healthy during current challenging times.

“Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches deserves recognition for continuing to provide essential services to our most vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the proclamation reads.

March for Meals is a nationwide celebration now in its 19th year that singles out Meals on Wheels organizations and the seniors who rely on the provided services to remain healthy and independent at home. It commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Richard 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.