March For Meals


The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day on March 22, 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. This year, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country are joining forces for the awareness campaign to garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come. 

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.


It's easy- Just $35 feeds a neighbor for one week! And it's more than the meals, it's a friendly visit and a safety check too. Reducing isolation for those we serve is always important and even more so during these times.


Meals on Wheels organizations across the country are celebrating throughout the month of March! We are all “tooting our own horns” so to speak.  Why, you ask?  Well, first and foremost, programs like Meals on Wheels San Antonio have touched millions of lives, by delivering more than just nutritious meals to seniors at risk of hunger and isolation, in virtually every community across the country. We have brought smiles and friendly safety checks with every knock on the door.  What an amazing feat!  And it is all because of the support of people like you. 

Wondering how you can participate? 
We love serving seniors in our community and we are lucky to get to have fun at the same time! We want you to have fun too! We’ll have volunteer appreciation events all month long, which means the more you volunteer, the more fun you’ll get to have! Or do any of the following during the month of March to help bring awareness to our mission of nourishing lives, enabling independence, and caring for San Antonio’s Seniors. 


31 ways to support Meals on Wheels for 31 days!

Not sure which way to support Meals on Wheels? Let the Random Number Generator pick one for you:

  1. Thank a volunteer! Any volunteer for anything. Just say Thank you! 

  2. Let us know you're interested in volunteering!

  3. Sponsor a Day of Meals for Any Day of the Year! Email Anna Today!

  4. Deliver More than a Meal!

  5. Deliver AniMeals! Yes, we deliver pet food too!

  6. Become a Friendly Visitor!

  7. Refer someone who you think might need meals!

  8. Pet Food Drive for AniMeals!

  9. Spend time with the Seniors in your life!

  10. Share our Facebook posts!

  11. Create a Facebook fundraiser!

  12. Did we mention delivering meals?!

  13. Share our posts on LinkedIn!

  14. Make a one-time gift. $7 is all it takes to help deliver more than a meal to a neighbor in need!

  15. Share our Twitter posts!

  16. Check on a senior neighbor!

  17. Wear Meals on Wheels Green on St. Patrick’s Day (Pantone 382C)!

  18. Let us know why you volunteer!

  19. Give a friendly honk when you see one of our vehicles on the road!

  20. Share our Instagram posts!

  21. tell your friends and family about us!

  22. Chat with our community engagement team!

  23. Share our tiktoks!

  24. Subscribe to our newsletter!

  25. Take a volunteer-selfie, share it on social media and tag us (@mowsatx)! 

  26. Encourage friends to volunteer!

  27. Cook Meals on Wheels’s Paella Recipe on Spanish Paella Day!

  28. Add delivering Thanksgiving Meals to your calendar for 11/23/23!

  29. Don't leave the house. Send some pet food straight to us for AniMeals!

  30. Start writing Fan Mail! Get your friends together and write cards that say “hi” to our seniors!

  31. Become a monthly donor!


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