Come Celebrate the 18th Annual March for Meals with Us!

Be a Champion to Homebound Seniors - March 24th
 

NOTE: Due to health concerns around COVID-19, MOWSF's Mid-Market Champion Day is postponed. Please check back here for information on a new date for this event in the future.

Throughout the month of March, Meals on Wheels programs nationwide recognize the historic achievement of the ammended Older Americans Act (OAA) signed by President Nixon on March 22, 1972. The OAA paved the way for the creation of a network of over 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs that provide millions of meals, safety checks, and nutritional education for homebound seniors around the country. Learn more about the National March for Meals Campaign.

The 18th annual March for Meals is a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain health and independent at home. Meals on Wheels San Francisco's celebration will include meal deliveries and visits by public officials, as well as a Mid-Market Champion day where volunteers from the tech and business communities deliver nearly 400 emergency kits to homebound older adults living in the heart of the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Mid-Market areas of San Francisco.

NOTE: Due to health concerns around COVID-19, MOWSF's Mid-Market Champion Day is postponed. Please check back here for information on a new date for this event in the future.

You are invited to help Meals on Wheels San Francisco kick off the national March for Meals campaign during our own Champion Day on Tuesday, March 24th.

Along with city officials and community partners, this campaign will honor the lives and accomplishments of homebound seniors in the Tenderloin and South of Market (SoMa) neighborhoods where many of the seniors we deliver meals to live, as well as other neighborhoods in San Francisco.

HOW IT WORKS
  • We are asking for companies and community groups of two or more individuals to help us deliver up to 600 emergency disaster preparedness kits to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who live in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods.
     
  • The concentration of senior poverty is higher in the Tenderloin and SoMa than any other area of the city. Every day, we deliver meals to nearly 800 clients in 30 buildings within 20 square blocks of Mid-Market. With your help, we will be able to deliver these items to all 800 clients and be a friendly visitor to our elderly neighbors living in the area.
     
  • Participating in March for Meals provides you with an opportunity to share a smile or two and connect with seniors in our community. 
DETAILS
What: March for Meals  Champion Day
When: Tuesday, March 24 | Hours 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Pick an hour for two or more friends or colleagues to deliver emergency kits
Where: Zendesk | 1019 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Register by Tuesday, March 19. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kathy Stirling, Director of Corporate and Community Initiatives | kstirling@mowsf.org | 415.343.1288.
 

 
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