MARCH FOR MEALS 5K RUN, WALK & ROCK BENEFITS MEALS ON WHEELS
Hundreds working together to end Senior Hunger by 2020 in Osceola County as they walk, run or rock at the Kissimmee Lakefront on March 22nd!
The Osceola Council on Aging “Meals on Wheels” program will participate and host the national 2014 March for Meals campaign. The Rock & Roll – Run & Stroll 5K March for Meals event will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 and will include a 5K (3.1 mile) walk, run or rock (rocking chairs on-site), silent auction, dress up as your favorite rocker costume contest, and more. Plus, if you bring non-perishable food items, you will be entered into a prize drawing!
The event will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at the Kissimmee Lakefront starting at 7:00 a.m. (registration) and the run and walk begins at 8:00 a.m. and the rockers will start at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 (before March 8th) and $30 (March 9th-21st) and $35 (day of event). To register online go to www.osceolagenerations.org.
“In this tough economy, the food and personal contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever,” said Wilda Belisle, Meals on Wheels Director, Osceola Council on Aging. “We need the community to come out and support our March for Meals events. Our seniors are counting on us. We can’t let them down.”
March for Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like the Osceola Council on Aging Meals On Wheels, promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.