This is an annual campaign that the City of Mt. Juliet has participated in for years, and we were honored that they continued the relationship this year with City Manager Kenny Martin, said Bobbie Jo Caldwell, site manager.
March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals-on-Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.
We thank these local leaders for stepping up to the plate and joining our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020, said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. Meals-on-Wheels programs are on the front lines of our battle and need support from elected leaders to continue providing the nutritious meals and human contact that our seniors so desperately depend on.
Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like MCHRAs Mt. Juliet site, promote March for Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
Our new initiative to raise money for our waiting list home bound clients allows local businesses to adopt a senior in exchange for advertisement on car magnets that our volunteer drivers display on their cars during food delivery, Caldwell explained. We would love to provide a hot, nutritious meal and a friendly smile to all the home-bound seniors on the waiting list so if your business would like to adopt a senior, please contact me at 758-2777 for more details.