17th Annual March For Meals – Cumberland County


Meals on Wheels Cumberland County – joins the month-long March for Meals

CELEBRATION WITH COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

 Support will help to fight senior hunger and isolation  in Cumberland County

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults announced today that it will be participating in the 17th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home. Meals on Wheels Cumberland County’s celebration will include various activities throughout the month of March, including distribution of fresh fruit and delivery of meals by our friends at Food Lion on March 22, 2019.

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.

“The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”

You can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Fayetteville this March.

Welcome to our website! The Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and forty-eight years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.

 

 

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