The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America's seniors all year long. The 19th annual March for Meals celebration gives the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors in a variety of ways to make America stronger and healthier.
WHY THE MONTH OF MARCH? Programs from across the country have celebrated the month of March since 2002 to increase awareness for Meals on Wheels and recruit the support needed to meet rising demand. The Older Americans Act of 1965 established a national nutrition program for seniors. For 55 years, Neighborly’s senior nutrition program has delivered more than just nutritious meals to seniors at risk of hunger and isolation all across Pinellas County; our staff and volunteers also made friendly visits and helped our seniors remain safe in their own homes, where they want to be.
In celebration of National March for Meals and the 55th Anniversary of Neighborly helping seniors in Pinellas, we invite you to help us continue this critical mission.
Ways to help us celebrate March for Meals
In celebration of our National March for Meals we invite you to join us for our inaugural MARCH-athon. This year’s virtual march enables us to be united even when we can’t all be at the start line together. Plus you can “MARCH” for Neighborly anywhere on earth!
Our virtual event gives you the flexibility to complete your walk, run, swim, bike, board, scoot, kayak, paddleboard, row, or Segway - your way, on your schedule. Pick your distance and register as an individual or as a team.
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WEEK
During the week of March 22-26, we 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 Meals on Wheels.
This special week within March for Meals provides a wonderful opportunity to engage community stakeholders, garner media attention and helps raise public awareness for the nutritional and social needs of seniors.
Neighborly is launching this new giving opportunity with March for Meals.
The gift of just $5 via a simple text can feed a senior a meal.
$5 Sponsors a Senior's Meal
$55 Sponsors a week of meals
$555 Sponsors a month of meals for 3 Seniors