March for Meals is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on a local level. Senior nutrition programs across the United States promote March for Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
The campaign takes place in the month of March because it was during this month in 1972 that the law was enacted that included senior meal programs in the Older Americans Act.
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides eligible homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities within Cabarrus County a well-balanced, nutritious meal 5 days a week. Cabarrus Meals on Wheels’ deliveries not only provide meals but the support and peace of mind that help seniors remain in their own homes longer, delaying or avoiding alternate living arrangements or nursing care.
Quotes from our clients and their loved ones.
“It’s nice to have someone who truly cares about me and always has a smile and good conversation. It makes me feel safer knowing that someone will check on me every day.”
“Because of Meals on Wheels, I don’t worry about going hungry all day. I am on disability and have $2.48 left at month end. I sleep better at night knowing I have a good, hot meal coming to me each day.”
“Meals on Wheels has truly been a blessing to our family. My father looks forward to meeting the kind volunteers everyday at his doorstep.”
“We are both down and I am very sick and without the help of Meals on Wheels I could not make it. The food is real good and hot. Thanks for all you do. May God Bless you all.”