Highland County Community Action Organization (HCCAO) Senior Nutrition Program Joins in the Month-Long March for Meals Celebration with Communities Nationwide
Support will help to fight senior hunger and isolation in HIGHLAND COUNTY
Highland County March 18 – March22
HCCAO announced today that it will be participating 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. H.C.C.A.O.’s celebration will include various activities throughout the week of March 18th-22nd with daily drawing along with special entertainment throughout the week.
”The services we provide are a lifeline for seniors of Highland County and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Julia Wise, Executive Director of Highland County Community Action Organization . “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 Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, 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 on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Highland County this March, visit HCCAO.ORG.
About Senior Nutrition Program:
The HCCAO, Inc. Senior Nutrition Program site is located at 1230 Greenhills Drive, Greenfield, Ohio (across from the Greenfield Library off of Jefferson Street) lunch is served to 40+ Seniors daily. Hours are Monday –Friday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm with activities starting at 10:30am. Seniors, 60 years of age and older come into the site, for a nutritious meal. The Senior Nutrition Program also delivers 110 meals countywide to adults 60 years of age or older. For many of our seniors, the meal which they receive is the only meal they have to eat all day. For other seniors, the driver is the only person they see all week long.
If you would like more information about the Senior Nutrition Program please contact Amy Falconer, Site Manager, by calling (937) 981-2895, or stop by the site for a schedule of activities and a menu for the month.
Please keep in mind we are asking everyone including businesses, city and county officials to volunteer to help serve, package or deliver meals. If you are not able to volunteer your time donations for gift bags and prizes are being accepted.