Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 01, 2019
Macomb Community Action’s March for Meals campaign t-shirt fundraiser returns
The Macomb County Meals on Wheels program, an initiative within Macomb Community Action's Office of Senior Services, has begun its annual March for Meals campaign and is actively seeking volunteers and donations to help with the delivery of hot meals to Macomb County seniors.
During the month of March, Meals on Wheels programs across the country participate in the March for Meals campaign to raise public awareness of senior hunger, raise funds to support Meals on Wheels services and to recruit volunteers.
Thinking outside of the box, the Macomb County Office of Senior Services decided to offer the option of purchasing a March for Meals campaign t-shirt as a way for the public to make a donation. The initial fundraiser was a success and it's now in its third year.
"We are truly excited to be able to offer the t-shirts as an option again this year," said Nicole Urban, program manager for the Office of Senior Services. "This campaign has been really beneficial and we are looking forward to offering more t-shirt designs in years to come."
The Meals on Wheels program receives federal funding through the Older American Act, along with additional funds from the State of Michigan and Macomb County. These funds do not cover the full cost of providing service to the 1,800 Macomb County seniors in need of the program. A voluntary contribution from program participants is requested, however for the 24 percent living in poverty, this can be very challenging.
The March for Meals t-shirts will be available March 4 - March 29 for $20 and can be purchased at customink.com/fundraising/MCA-MarchForMeals. All of the money raised from the t-shirt purchases will be used to serve more meals to seniors in Macomb County. Those interested in volunteering for Meals on Wheels can register by contacting the Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services at (569) 469-5228 or by visiting the Meals on Wheels volunteer webpage.
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