March for Meals

Help Prevent Senior Hunger and Isolation

 

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 17th annual March for Meals campaign 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.

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Our Nation’s Senior Population is Growing Exponentially

21% of NEW JERSEY residents are senior citizens.

The average life expectancy today across the nation is 79 years.

Nationally, the senior population is set to NEARLY DOUBLE BY 2060 from 58 million to 114 million.

Leaving More and More Americans at Risk of Hunger and Isolation

Nationally, nearly 9 million seniors face the threat of hunger.

237,839 New Jersey Seniors are threatened by hunger.

 

And, While Hunger and Isolation Can Affect Anyone with Limited Mobility and Declining Health, Financial Strain Makes Them Much Worse

Over 1,000 meals are delivered every day by Meals on Wheels Monmouth County provided by Interfaith Neighbors by hundreds of volunteer and staff to seniors at home and 7 congregate sites.

Meals on Wheels can provide a senior citizen meals for one year for roughly the same cost as spending one day in the hospital or 10 days in a nursing home.

Become a March for Meals Community Champion!

You can support Meals on Wheels by making a gift today.

Gifts of any size are gratefully accepted.

Gifts at the following levels will receive a plaque with which you can proudly display your support of Monmouth County Senior Citizens.

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  • Community Champion Gold Sponsor – $1,000
  • Community Champion Silver Sponsor – $500
  • Community Champion Bronze Sponsor – $250

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