The national March for Meals campaign is an annual month-long event designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by senior nutrition programs.
This year, March for Meals 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. The whole month of March, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country are joining forces for the awareness campaign to celebrate 50 years of success and garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.
Here in Waco, Mayor Dillon Meek joined us for March for Meals. Mayor Meek’s wife and children deliver meals every week. Last March 17, the Mayor joined his family in delivering meals and providing a home check and smiling faces to some of the seniors we serve. We’re so thankful Mayor Meek joined us as a partner for March for Meals to further serve our Waco community!