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Rockwall Meals on Wheels Joins Month Long ‘March for Meals’ with Communities Nationwide

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

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2019) Meals on Wheel Senior Services of Rockwall County announced today that it will participate in the 17th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain health and independent at home.

The Meals on Wheels  celebration will include Champion Week. MOWSS invites all first responders, politicians and religious leaders to deliver a route to the homebound seniors in our community.

“The services we provide are a lifeline for seniors of Rockwall County and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Margie VerHagen, Executive Director of MOWSS. “Together, we can keep our senior neighbors well-nourished, feeling safer and more connected to our community as they age.”

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 Margie VerHagen. This year Rockwall County will be home to over 22,000 seniors. 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.”

For more information call 972-771-9514 or go to rockwallmealsonwheels.org.

By Meals on Wheels for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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