ALTON — Senior Services Plus has announced its participation in the 2015 March for Meals — a nationwide community-by-community celebration of the local Meals on Wheels programs that keep seniors independent in their own homes.
Senior Services Plus’ March for Meals event will include delivery of Meals on Wheels by elected officials from surrounding communities.
“Every single day our dedicated volunteers and staff are providing for the most at-risk senior citizens in our community,” Executive Director John Becker said. “The March for Meals Campaign gives us the opportunity to show the mayors, aldermen, police and fire departments exactly what we do every day. You hear about the Meals on Wheels program, but this will give them the first-hand experience of what it is like to deliver the meals and meet the seniors who receive assistance from our agency.”
March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by senior citizens and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of senior nutrition programs across the United States, like Senior Services Plus, promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
“Our Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day making sure that no senior is forgotten,” Meals On Wheels Association of America President and CEO Ellie Hollander said. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals on Wheels programs and ensure all seniors live a nourished lives with independence and dignity.”
For information on March for Meals, visit www.marchformeals.com.