Rockwall County Committee on Aging Meals on Wheels to hold March For Meals Campaign. Support will help to continue feeding homebound seniors in our community
Rockwall, TX - March 2011 – Meals on Wheels Program announced that they will be participating in the national 2011 March For Meals campaign. Rockwall County Meals on Wheels, March For Meals event included Benefit Night at Burger House in Rockwall, March 10th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Linda Garrett and Carolyn Walthers
“During these tough economic times, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever,” said Margie VerHagen, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels. “We need the community to come out and support our March For Meals events. Our clients are counting on us and they need your support.”
March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like Meals on Wheels, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
“Our Meals On Wheels programs are on the front lines every day in the battle against senior hunger,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals On Wheels and support our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020.”
The problem of senior hunger in America is getting worse. MOWAA-sponsored research has revealed that six million seniors in America face the threat of hunger. Meals On Wheels supporters should take MOWAA’s Pledge online at mowwa.org/pledge – which means you refuse to tolerate senior hunger in the world’s richest nation.
Rockwall County Committee on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program is providing over 35,000 meals per year for the elderly and disabled.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America:
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at www.mowaa.org.
Jay Wildermuth, General Manager of Burger House and Margie VerHagen, Executive Director of Rockwall Meals on Wheels
Rockwall County Committee on Aging