March for Meals Highlights 50 Years of Community Champions

This month, we’ve teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to celebrate a special March for Meals highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program! In recognition of Community Champions Week (March 21-25), we hosted a rainy March for Meals meet-and-greet.

Community Champions such as Greenfield Police Department, Thomas P. Turner Foundation, Mayor Chuck Fewell’s office and Greenfield Indiana Kiwanis volunteers helped us raise awareness and rally support to help provide Hancock County neighbors with an essential service needed to remain healthy and independent at home. Mayor Fewell proclaimed March as the month to celebrate a special March for Meals highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program on March 22, 2022.

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when a measure amending the Older Americans Act of 1965 (to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older) was signed into law. This year, Meals on Wheels programs nationwide join forces for the awareness campaign to celebrate 50 years of success.

During this time, local Meals on Wheels programs invite local, state and federal officials, local celebrities and other prominent community figures to safely deliver meals, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of their work. We thank our local Meals on Wheels volunteers and Community Champions!

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April Allford

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