Between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24, elected officials representing Cape Cod and the Islands will be visiting Meals on Wheels distribution sites to observe operations and greet volunteers. The 21st Annual March for Meals is a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and our neighbors who rely on this essential service to remain healthy and independent at home, now even more so amid a lingering pandemic and high inflation.
The annual March for Meals commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for adults age 60 years and older. This March, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country are joining forces to celebrate more than 50 years of success and 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.
Monday, March 20
State Senator Julian Cyr at Elder Services, 1 Hospital Way, Oak Bluffs
State Representative Kip Diggs at the Barnstable Adult Community Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
State Representative Steven Xiarhos at 87 Route 130, Forestdale
State Representative Sarah Peake at 2207 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA
Tuesday, March 21
State Representative David Vieira at North Falmouth Congregational Church, 155 Old Main Road, North Falmouth
State Representative Dylan Fernandes at Harborview Apartments, 115 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth
Wednesday, March 22
State Representative Chris Flanagan at the Yarmouth Council on Aging, 528 Forest Road, Yarmouth
Jim Cantwell, State Director for U.S. Senator Edward Markey, at the Brewster Council on Aging, 1673 Main Street, Brewster
Friday, March 24
State Senator Susan Moran at the Mashpee Council on Aging, 26 Frank E. Hicks Drive, Mashpee