Come Celebrate the 17th Annual March for Meals with Us!
Be a Champion to Homebound Seniors - March 21st
Throughout the month of March, Meals on Wheels programs nationwide recognize the historic achievement of the Older Americans Act (OAA) signed by President Nixon on March 22, 1972.
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.
You are invited to help Meals on Wheels San Francisco kick off the national March for Meals campaign during our own Mid-Market Champion Day on Thursday, March 21st.
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.
When: Thursday, March 21 | Hours 10:00am - 2:00 pm | Pick an hour for two or more friends or colleagues to deliver disaster kits
Register by Tuesday, March 19. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kathy Stirling, Director of Corporate and Community Initiatives | firstname.lastname@example.org | 415.343.1288.
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