2019 MARCH FOR MEALS RECAP
With your help and participation, we are confident that we once again hosted the largest March for Meals in the country!
A grand total of 1,046 people came together to show their support for seniors at Kleiner Park! Blue Cross of Idaho generously donated $5 per marcher to Metro Meals on Wheels, which amounts to $5,230 for our program. Thank you so much, Blue Cross of Idaho! A special thanks to everyone who marched with us and to those who donated $1,300 during the event.
Let's continue this amazing momentum and double our numbers next year!
ABOUT 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. 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 volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in your neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be.