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 homebound all year long. The annual March for Meals campaign is led by Meals on Wheels America and gives the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound in a variety of ways to make each community stronger and healthier.
“The Meals on Wheels ‘more than just a meal’ model addresses three of the biggest threats of aging: isolation, hunger and loss of independence,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “More than ever, we must join forces to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in America who want to be able to live at home for as long as they can. It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large.”
Each March, Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg invites leaders in the business, government, education and other various community organizations to help deliver meals on one special day in order to meet some of the most engaging people our city has to offer: our meal recipients! In this way, we gain new advocates for the service we provide, and new relationships are formed.
The 2017 Celebration was held on March 21st, to the delight of all who participated!