Skagit County Meals on Wheels is Marching On ...
While our 2022 March for Meals activities might not look like they always have, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the power and importance of Meals on Wheels amid this unprecedented time.
Skagit County Senior Services undertakes a variety of fundraising efforts each year. One of our most critical fundraising initiatives takes place each March during the national March for Meals celebration.
Why the month of march?
The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day on March 22, 1972, when President Nixon signed a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.
This year, the network will join 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.
“Happiness is cheerful volunteers bringing hot, delicious lunches each weekday; sometimes there is even a jar of homemade berry jam or a beautiful flower (or two). These kind volunteers give us the gift of their time from their own lives. ”
Meals on Wheels Recipient