Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. joins Local Meals on Wheels Organizations Across the Country to Celebrate the 13th Annual March for Meals
Support during March will help to address senior hunger and isolation in Wood County
(Bowling Green, OH), March 2, 2015 – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) announced today its participation in the 2015 March for Meals campaign – a nationwide community-by-community celebration of the local Meals on Wheels programs that keep seniors independent in their own homes.
Elected officials and community champions from across the area will deliver meals to older adults in Wood County to help bring an awareness to senior hunger.
County, city, and township officials, along with local real estate agencies, media personnel, and other community champions have already started to sign up to deliver meals.
March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by Meals on Wheels America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by our aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like WCCOA promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
“Our Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day making sure that no senior is forgotten,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals on Wheels programs and ensure all seniors live a nourished lives with independence and dignity.”
For more information on March for Meals, visit www.marchformeals.com.
About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.
About Meals on Wheels America (Formerly Meals On Wheels Association of America)
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.