MARCH FOR MEALS: WHY THE MONTH OF MARCH?

On March 22, 1972, President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors. For nearly 45 years, senior nutrition programs like ours have delivered more than just nutritious meals to seniors at risk of hunger and isolation in virtually every community across the country. We’ve also delivered friendly visits and made sure our seniors are safe in their own homes, where they want to be.
Nationally we’ve come together each March since 2002 to celebrate these vital programs, increase awareness in our communities, and recruit the support needed to meet rising demand. Over the last 15 years, the campaign has grown significantly in size and impact into an annual nationwide month-long celebration in hundreds of communities around the country.

Here’s how we are celebrating here in our community:

  • March 6: CG Public House (formally Country Gentleman) is hosting a Fundraising Breakfast to
    support Meals on Wheels at the TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd in Pasco. McCurley Integrity
    Subaru will present their Subaru Share the Love check to Meals on Wheels. Breakfast is available
    7:30—8:30 am, and everyone is invited to please attend. There is no cost for breakfast, thanks to
    CG Public House, but donations for Meals on Wheels will be accepted and appreciated. For reser-
    vations, or to become a Table Captain, please call 735-1911.
  • March 9: Blue Brigade Senior Dining Day at our new café, 1834 Fowler St in Richland. Join the party from 11 am to 1 pm as we serve soup and a sandwich and a Blue Cake!
  • March 31: Meals on Wheels’ Second Annual Fun Run or Don’t Run FUN-Raiser Blue Brigade Run at
    Howard Amon Park. Come join us at the park, or do any other activity you feel like doing. For more details or to sign up, go to www.seniorliferesources.org, or call 735-1911.
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